Tyler Ray Presley, 23, of 1794 Antioch Road, Cedartown, was arrested Thursday on Polk County Sheriff’s Office warrants.
Presley has now been charged with 587 counts on the new charges including 187 counts of distribution of a schedule III drug, 186 counts of possession of hydrocodone, and 196 counts of theft by taking use of a communications facility to facilitate a drug transaction.
Other charges include conspiracy to commit identity theft, identity theft, distribution of the drug albuterol, distribution of the drug alprazolam, distribution of the drug methylprednizolone, distribution of testosterone, possession of testosterone, possession of alprazolam, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or theft, obtaining a dangerous drug by fraud or theft, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Presley has been released from jail on a “blanket bond” of $15,000.
Brittany Sheree Williams, 23, of 378 Browning Road, Rockmart, was arrested Friday by Polk County police officers.
She is now charged with 231 counts including 190 counts of party to a crime of theft by taking, 16 counts of obtaining a controlled substance and 10 counts of conspiracy to commit identity theft.
Other charges include use of a communications facility to facilitate a drug transaction, conspiracy to distribute a schedule III drug, conspiracy to possess a schedule III drug, conspiracy to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud or theft, theft by receiving, and possession of a schedule III drug.
Williams remains in the Polk County Jail.
Presley and Williams were originally arrested in October, along with Walter Presley Jr., after Polk County police initiated search warrants for a home and Bradford Drug Store on North Main Street in Cedartown.
Williams was arrested Oct. 16 after she left the drug store. Police said she was in possession of schedule II hydrocodone in the form of six different prescriptions with each one in a different name at the time of her arrest.
Tyler Presley was arrested the same day on drug charges and Walter Presley Jr. was arrested Oct. 23 on similar charges.
All three had bonded out of jail on the initial charges.
Police believe the three were part of a Polk County-based organized crime ring and had been dealing illegal drugs since March 2008. Police estimate the illegal sales tallied around $110,000.
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