Reputed Toccoa gang member charged with drug trafficking
A Toccoa man, known by the authorities as a known gang member, was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and heroin. Shaun Mayfield, 26, faces a number of other drug charges after a six-month investigation, officials say.
On Friday September 17, police officers conducted a search of the Fourth Amendment on Mayfield at 1520 Defoor Road in Toccoa. During the search, agents said they had found illegal narcotics worth nearly $ 68,000 in his possession.
Police officers confiscated over nine pounds of marijuana, half a pound of methamphetamine and 11 grams of heroin. They also confiscated butane hash oil, ecstasy pills and cocaine, says Trent Hillsman, a special agent in charge of the Appalachian Regional Drug Office.
Hillsman says Mayfield is a well-known member of the criminal street gang Gangster Disciple. He was on active parole at the time of his arrest.
During the search on Friday, officers are also said to have discovered an AR15-style rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver.
In addition to the allegations of the trade, agents charged Mayfield with six gun violations, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, butane hash oil, marijuana and cocaine, and theft of a stolen motorcycle.
The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Toccoa Police Department, Department of Community and Supervision, FBI and ARDEO participated in the investigation.
The case is still active and ongoing, and Hillsman says additional charges may be brought.