Traffic stop leads to heroin, meth bust in Habersham

Update: The arrest took place in Wyly Street in Cornelia. Suspect Eric Lee Martin is from Mount Airy, the Ross-Rummel suspect resides in Gillsville and the Gibson suspect gave a Dahlonega address, according to ARDEO records.

On May 13, 2020, The Habersham Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop that led to the discovery of trafficking amount of heroin, methamphetamine, and other related items. The Habersham Sheriff’s Office requested the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office to assist with the narcotics investigation.


Eric Lee Martin, 27, Tyler Lee Gibson, 23, and Brianne Marie Ross-Rummel, 21, were arrested and booked into the Habersham County Jail.

This is still an active investigation.


Eric Lee Martin - 27 years old (Possession of methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled substance, Trafficking heroin, Failure to stop for stop sign). Tyler Lee Gibson- 23 years old (Possession of methamphetamine, Trafficking heroin).  Brianne Marie Ross-Rummel- 21 years old (Possession of methamphetamine, Trafficking heroin).


The address of the arrests and the county of residence of the arrestees was not immediately available. ConnectLocal will update this story as more information becomes available.



ARDEO encourages citizens to report any suspicious drug activity via Facebook IM or at 706-348-7410 or contact your local Sheriff’s Office or Police Department.

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of the following Sheriff’s Offices: White County, Lumpkin County, Towns County, Banks County, Jackson County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County ,Gilmer County, Fannin County, and Franklin County, along with the Cleveland Police Department, Lavonia Police Department, the Toccoa Police Department, the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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