Georgia woman in custody, accused in meth case

Posted at 4:01 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 16:01:00-04

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman accused of running a $100,000 methamphetamine operation in two counties has been arrested.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 40-year-old Tonya Loudermilk, of Duluth, was arrested Friday at a residence in Habersham County.

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell, in a Facebook post, says she faces conspiracy charges there and will go to Gwinnett County to face more charges there.

Authorities had been seeking Loudermilk since three other people connected to the case were arrested in June.

Terrell says after the arrests, Gwinnett sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at Loudermilk's residence, but she wasn't home but authorities found 40-year-old Derek Lynn Cagley, of Newnan, trying to flush meth down a toilet and about $20,000.