Athens Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

October 17, 2012

Willie Maxwell

An Athens man is in the Elbert County Detention Center on Drug Trafficking charges.

Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that deputies conducting a license check in the Thirteen Forks area on Saturday night arrested Willie Maxwell, age 50 of Athens, Georgia.

Deputies detected an odor of alcohol and located an open container in the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, deputies located a large amount of suspected powder cocaine and six bags of suspected crack cocaine.

Maxwell was transported to the Elbert County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking Cocaine, Giving a False Name to Law Enforcement, Open Container, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Obstruction of Officers, DUI, and several other traffic violations.

Maxwell has been denied bond, and has a hold placed on him by the State Probation Office for probation violation.