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Polk County deputies have made yet another arrest in connection with “Operation Round-Up” that began in October of 2010.

Clarence Searles, 58, of Villa Rica was arrested by Polk County deputies and charged with possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic meth.


Clarence Searles
Clarence Searles


Operation round-up netted 20 arrests during a three day period when officers with the Polk County Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, led by Captain Michael McGee executed search warrants at several locations as part of an ongoing investigation into the meth epidemic that has plagued Polk County and surrounding area.

In June of 2011, police made twenty-one arrests during two days in connection to the warrants issued for “Operation Round-Up” and a multijurisdictional search of several residences was conducted. The span of the search included Polk, Bartow, Floyd, and Haralson Counties.

The Polk County Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team headed the investigation with assistance from Haralson County, Bartow/Cartersville Drug Task Force, Rome/Floyd Metro, and members representing the DEA.

The arrests continue to this day as more than seventy arrest warrants were issued but not all were arrested at the time. All suspects involved in this investigation were charged with violations of state law that occurred in Polk County.

Arrest reports do not reflect the guilt or innocence of the individuals listed. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Not every arrest/charge leads to a conviction. A conviction or acquittal is determined by the court system.



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