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Over three dozen animals rescued at house where drugs also found
Five people arrested
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Clockwise from top left: James Melvin Brown, Ellen Elizabeth Latka, Brian Keith John Petty and Billy Ray Mills.
When Dawson County Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended multiple people at a home for drug-related offenses last week, they also encountered a scene of absolute squalor. Dawsonville resident James Melvin Brown, 76, was arrested on Dec. 17 and charged with animal cruelty and having a disorderly house.