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Amber L. Nicholson, 23, of Flowery Branch (click for larger version)

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Ashley C. Laird, 26, of Alpharetta (click for larger version)

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Cody J. Beavers, 21, of Gainesville (click for larger version)

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Colton R. Beavers, 19, of Gainesville, (click for larger version)

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Joshua L. Williams, 20, of Sugar Hill (click for larger version)

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Brynn A. Grichuck, 27, of Suwanee (click for larger version)
February 21, 2014
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Sheriff's Office arrested six people in connection to storage unit burglaries.

In addition to three storage unit thefts, law enforcement found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug-related objects during the bust of one of the suspects, according to Sheriff Duane Piper.

Arrested during this investigation were:

Joshua L. Williams, 20, of Sugar Hill, who was charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree, three counts of felony theft and criminal trespass, in addition to numerous traffic offenses.

Ashley C. Laird, 26, of Cogburn Road, Alpharetta, charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree, three counts of felony theft and one count of criminal trespass.

Cody J. Beavers, 21, of Leigh Lane, Gainesville, charged with theft by receiving, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and felony obstruction.

Amber L. Nicholson, 23, of Lollis Creek Rd., Flowery Branch, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and obstruction.

Brynn A. Grichuck, 27, of Austin Hills Dr., Suwanee, charged with possession of methamphetamine.

All remain incarcerated at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Colton R. Beavers, 19, of Leigh Lane, Gainesville, charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects – was released on Feb. 12 on a $12,265 bond. He was scheduled to appear in drug court on Feb. 24.

Piper said three storage units, as well as a cargo trailer, were burglarized at Sawnee Storage off Ga. 20 west sometime between Jan. 27 and Jan. 29.

Video surveillance of the incident led investigators to identify a car and a suspect, Joshua L. Williams, 20, of Sugar Hill.

Williams was located by investigators on Feb.5 as he was traveling down Settingdown Road in Forsyth County.

A sort chase ensued as Williams tried to flee by driving in reverse down the roadway, Piper said.

He was later arrested and charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree, three counts of felony theft and criminal trespass, in addition to numerous traffic offenses.

Upon further investigation, search warrants were obtained for three residences.

Stolen items were recovered from a residence on Settingdown Road and investigators found lawn care equipment taken from the Sawnee Storage unit at a residence on Jones Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

In serving the final search warrant at a residence on Leigh Lane in north Forsyth County, investigators not only recovered a flat screen television taken from one of the storage units, but also found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug-related objects.

"This investigation clearly shows the connection between thefts and the drug culture," said Piper. "Our investigators did a good job in following up on all leads, recovering much of the stolen property."

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    Sounds similar to a few other cumming storage unit thefts..
    February 21, 2014 | 11:24 PM

    These low life criminals need to sit and rot until they fully cooperate with the authorities .. The community wants to know where they fence their stolen loot, and what other crime they have been involved in ... This crew didn't just start and get caught on their first trip to the rodeo .. I hope the judges warrant gives the detectives the leeway needed to do a REAL investigation in order to see if they can be linked to all the other theft in forsyth county when it comes to storage units . I applied the owner of Swanee Storage that confronted this punk and was able to get a plate number so that the police could slow down all this theft up here ..

    Mike Bailer
    Cumming
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    I agree the other poster..
    February 22, 2014 | 07:09 AM

    It's not about the drug use, that is forgivable. The theft of another persons personal belongings is not ... These kids have a past doing similar things, it's time all of them are removed from this community for a very long time .. These judges are to soft on drugs, and they totally miss the fact that when drugs leads to property theft it is UNACCEPTABLE to the members of a hard working community.. Lock ALL of them up and throw away the key.. Sadly they will not do the time they deserve but I guess the hard working people who get robbed can always hope ..

    Susan Wallace
    Cumming
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    They're lives are already ruined..
    February 24, 2014 | 09:23 PM

    ..multiple felonies as adults. They'll never be able to get a decent job, not that they likely ever would have anyway judging from these deeds. They clearly never had any interest in joining the real world - where people earn their way through life with hard work and achievement.

    Six young lives wasted, due likely (statistically) to broken homes/failed parenting. Such a shame.

    Jude
    Milton
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