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Non-resident arrested on drug charges at senior living facility

Updated: Dec 3, 2022


Towns County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators received information about drug activity at Brasstown Manor Senior Living Center in the City of Hiawassee.


A two-week investigation revealed that a tenant’s family member had established residency in the tenant’s room and appeared to have set up drug operations.


Towns County Sheriff’s Drug Investigators and K-9 deputies raided the room and uncovered a significant amount of drugs. The following drugs were confiscated, and field tested.

• Approximately 1.3 pounds of Marijuana • 19 grams of Mushrooms • Over one ounce of THC wax • Drug-related objects


Charles Willis Beneway, III, age 62, Ramrod Key FL was arrested and charged with:

• Felony Possession of Marijuana • Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute • Felony Possession of THC wax • Felony Possession of THC wax with Intent to Distribute • Felony Possession of a Controlled Subject Schedule Mushrooms) • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Related Objects

***All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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