PAUDLING COUNTY, Ga. - A barber shop was busted by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office after investigators said they were offering a one-stop shop for drugs and a haircut.
Investigators said they had been watching the Kingdom Kutz Barber Shop in Hiram for months and determined they were selling more than a trim and a shave.
“They were, in fact, selling drugs because we had undercover agents go in and buy drugs from the location,” said Sgt. Ashley Henson, Paulding County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office worked with the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a raid on the business April 4. Authorities said they found a gun and a variety of drugs.
“We located ecstasy, mushrooms, cocaine, and methamphetamine,” said Sgt. Henson.
Authorities said there were several people inside the business as well as behind the business in a wooded area when investigators showed up.
“It was well known to patrons that that was one of the hang out areas, likely there to go out and use illegal drugs in the back,” said Sgt. Henson.
The owner, Charles Brown, and two employees, Michael Strong and Darryl Floyd, were arrested. They face several drug charges.
When FOX 5 News stopped by the barbershop Wednesday, a couple inside said they were still open for business. They said there was only one reason the shop is so popular.
“We give great haircuts. You need a haircut come and get it right here,” said the man who answered the door.
Sheriff's investigators said the investigation is ongoing. They said there could be more charges and more arrests.