19 arrested in drug, prostitution sting

Published 7:07 pm Monday, July 18, 2022

Last week, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigators conducted an undercover operation targeting sex traffickers and those engaged in providing funding to them, according to a press release from TCSO.

Throughout the two-day operation, charges were made against 19 individuals and those charges ranged from Prostitution to possession of Fentanyl, the drug, the press release said, has been responsible for so many overdose deaths around the nation and locally. Additional investigations are ongoing and resources were provided to those who may be victims of sex trafficking.

Those arrested and the charges are as follows:

  • Gregory Michael Lee, 34, male, Tyrone, Georgia, charged with pandering
  • Jhason Naphee Brown, 24, male, Hawkinsville, Georgia, charged with prostitution
  • Quintavies Lee Avery, 26, male, Perry, Georgia, charged with prostitution (party to a crime)
  • Jadayjha Braeshone Edwards, 25, female, Houston, Georgia, charged with prostitution (party to a crime)
  • Jeremiah Negron, 25, male, DeMorest, Georgia, charged with pandering
  • Robert Layton Brown, 26, male, Marbury, Alabama, charged with pandering
  • Tatyana Love, 23, female, Columbus, Georgia, charged with prostitution
  • Joe Mitchell Dozier Jr, 59, male, Phenix City, Alabama, charged with loitering and prowling
  • Stephen Ladon Thomas, 42, male, Lumpkin, Georgia, charged with pandering and possession of methamphetamine
  • Myles Grant, 30, male, Atlanta, Georgia, charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin
  • Aminah Banks, 35, male, Atlanta, Georgia, charged with prostitution
  • Kayla Nicole Johnson, 31, female, Social Circle, Georgia, charged with prostitution, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of Fentanyl
  • Leah Shields, 44, female, Stockbridge, Georgia, charged with prostitution
  • Kaila Anderson, 23, female, Gwinnett, Georgia, charged with prostitution
  • Devin Ryland, 20, male, Snellville, Georgia, charged with pimping
  • Jo’lonnye Trimble, 21, female, Columbus, Georgia, charged with prostitution
  • Kimberly Baker, 32, female, Montgomery, Alabama, charged with prostitution and possession of cocaine
  • Demarace Snow, 41, male, Montgomery, Alabama, charged with possession of cocaine
  • Dave Parker, 53, M, Columbus, Georgia, charged with pimping and possession of cocaine