Police: man used mother home to traffic heroin, meth

- Three men face charges including elderly exploitation and drug trafficking after police receive a tip.

John Alexander Franklyn, Thomas David Summers, and Gordon Scott Hobday were arrested Monday afternoon after Marietta Police officers were dispatched to check out an anonymous tip of illegal drug activity in the area of Chicopee Drive and Cherokee Street in Downtown Marietta.

There, officers found a man loitering in front of a close medical center. The officers found themselves a block away at a car parked in front of a home a block away on Chicopee Drive after interviewing the man. Investigators ran a background check on the home and found officers had previously been dispatched there to check on an elderly woman who is known to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. During their welfare check, they noticed several suspicious items appearing to be illegal narcotics.

Police obtained a search warrant seizing 65 grams of methamphetamine as well as heroin, marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia.

Investigators said Hobday lives in the home with his mother. Police believe they exploited Hobday’s mother to traffic heroin and meth from the home.

All three were booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

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