Traffic stop leads to $51K drug bust, 3 arrests

- A traffic stop in Cleveland led to three arrests and the discovery of more than $51,000 worth of drugs, according to a news release from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office.

Authorities said Bobby Joe Mullinax JR, 39, of Cleveland, was stopped on August 24, and officers seized one pound of methamphetamine and $1,700.

Mullinax was charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

The next day, police executed a search warrant at a home belonging to Keith and Bradley Talley, where officers found an additional quantity of drugs, the release said.

In total, they seized 460 Grams of methamphetamine, one ounce of marijuana, 30 Methyline pills, 73 Amphetamine and Dextramphetamine pills and three Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone pills.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $51,985.

Patrick Talley was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of Schedule II with intent to distribute. 

Bradley Talley was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of schedule II with intent to distribute. 

The three men are being held at the White County Detention Center.   

The joint investigation was handled by the White County Sheriff’s Office, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections K-9 Units.

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