Starting in June of 2008, the Dalton Police Department started an undercover drug operation that has resulted in more than 11 felony arrest warrants. The operation was in keeping with the department's mission of reducing crime through proactive partnerships with citizens.
The Police Department gathered intelligence through tips from citizens and other sources that indicated illegal drug activity was occurring in and around the Game Room establishment at 600 MLK Boulevard. Beginning in June of 2008, undercover officers were sent to the Game Room to purchase crack cocaine. These purchases resulted in more than 11 felony arrest warrants. The agents involved were able to successfully buy crack cocaine on ten different occasions from individuals in and around the Game Room. Arrest warrants were issued for each of these individuals. As of August 18th, all but two individuals have been arrested and charged with the sale of crack cocaine. This investigation is continuing and future undercover operations in this area are also being planned.
This operation was aided by tips from citizens, and as always, the Dalton Police Department encourages anybody with information about criminal activity to contact our Drug Tip Line at 706-278-9085, extension 221. All calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous.