Two Charged with Drug Trafficking in Leesburg




   James William Allred                          Willie Guy Rines

   According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, officers with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division followed up on tips from citizens concerned about possible drug activity occurring at a campground in Leesburg.  Investigators Matt Peek and Shawn Rogers observed the suspect's vehicle and identified the two occupants as 48 year old James William Allred of Leesburg and 44 year old Willie Guy Rines of Vina, Alabama.  Investigators found a large amount of crystal methamphetamine along with numerous small baggies pre-packaged for re-sale, several items of drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash in their possession.  Allred and Rines are charge with trafficking illegal drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.   They were transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and are being held pending a bond hearing.  Sheriff Shaver wishes to thank Leesburg Officer Chris Vaughn for his assistance.