The wife of a Georgia police chief was one of three people arrested last week when drug agents found about $6,500 worth of heroin and methamphetamine from a Gainesville home, police said.
Samantha Sheri Spillers, the wife of Flowery Branch police Chief David Spillers, has been held in jail since her November 7 arrest on a heroin possession charge.
The drug bust was organized by Hall County’s Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad at the home of Albert Lee Scott and Samantha Ann Shugrue. Agents found about 20 grams of heroin packaged in multiple bags, approximately 5 grams of meth, four Xanax pills, two firearms and $3,000 in cash. Scales, syringes, and ledgers to keep track of the alleged drug sales were also found, according to police.
Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew said, “I have been aware of this situation and have determined it has not been an impediment to Mr. Spiller’s performance as Chief of Police.”