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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Two drug traffickers from Georgia earn long prison stay after March 2022 traffic stop

A March 2022 routine traffic stop in Cherokee County led to a drug bust involving two people who pled guilty in late June to drug trafficking charges. Christopher Lewis Partin, 36, of Fort Oglethorpe Georgia and Mandy McCall Maloney, 38, of Rossville both pled guilty to the charges stemming from the traffic stop on I-75 near State Highway 92 in Cherokee County. Partin, who had an outstanding warrant for a violation of probation in Georgia on other drug charges at the time of his arrest was sentenced to 18 years in prison with an additional 12 years on probation. Because he is a repeat offender he'll have to serve the entire prison portion of his sentence without any parole eligibility. Maloney was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and she was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the first 25 years to serve in prison and the remainder on probation. During the stop, a Cherokee Sheriff's Office canine officer alerted the deputies to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Deputy discovered what was termed "a large amount of marijuana and methamphetamine" in the Honda Civic.

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