Two individuals were arrested locally on controlled substance charges in the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Justin Dwayne Smith, age 29, and Shannon Duane Hill, age 19 – both from Piedmont – were taken into custody and each charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center just before 2:00am with a bond amount of $2,500 being set for Smith while bond for Hill was set at $3,000.
A northwest Georgia resident was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Tuesday night. Thirty-five year old April Lynn Lathem of Rock Spring was booked into the Detention Center just prior to 9:00pm where she currently remains on bond of $3,000. She was additionally charged with Theft of Property 4th Degree.