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Dawsonville mom charged with multiple drug offenses
Heather Ann Cleveland
Heather Ann Cleveland. Photo submitted by DCSO.

One Dawsonville mother faces four narcotics charges after she was arrested at her residence two weeks ago following an alleged sale of methamphetamine. 

Heather Ann Cleveland was taken into custody at her apartment near downtown Dawsonville on Sept. 9 while her four-year-old son was there.

Cleveland was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, trafficking in methamphetamine or amphetamine, drug-related objects and reckless conduct. 

The arresting officer, investigator Kevin Christopher with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Cleveland after having initiated a July investigation into her alleged drug activities. Christopher arrived on Sept. 9 to execute an earlier search warrant and found a purse hanging on the back of her bedroom door containing multiple drugs and related paraphernalia, according to Cleveland’s warrants, obtained by Dawson County News.  

Inside of the purse were an estimated 55 grams of meth, a digital scale containing meth and a multi-colored glass pipe with a leafy green substance, believed to be marijuana.

The warrants also allege that Cleveland’s son was left unsupervised and in reach of his mother’s purse while the selling of methamphetamine took place from her apartment.

The sheriff’s office's weekly arrest report listed the bond types for the reckless conduct, marijuana possession and drug-related objects charges as “unsecured judicial release.” 

However, bond for the trafficking charge was listed as “needs to see [a] judge.” 

DCN staff will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available. 

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