Arrests Made Following October Drug Investigation

Two have been arrested and charged following an investigation stemming from the Oct. 17 execution of a drug warrant at a Paulding home October. Danny Hammett of Hiram succumbed to his injuries after being shot during the warrant’s execution.

Authorities Tuesday arrested two individuals following a drug investigation that followed the October execution of a drug warrant that led to the death of a Paulding man.

According to a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office news release, about noon Tuesday officers from the Forest Park Police Department and agents from the U.S. Marshal’s Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to the Paisley Park Apartments in Forest Park to execute an arrest warrant on 47-year-old Brenda Rose VanCleve. VanCleve was wanted by the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force for Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and VGCSA sales of methamphetamine—both felonies.

VanCleve was the wife of the late Danny Hammett who was fatally wounded on Oct. 17 after a narcotics search warrant was executed at their home, 3851 Nebo Road in Hiram. As a result of the original narcotics investigation that occurred in October, HPDTF agents located suspected methamphetamine within the residence, which was later tested and confirmed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab to be methamphetamine. HPDTF agents subsequently secured arrest warrants for VGCSA possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and VGCSA sales of methamphetamine stemming from the October search warrant.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing and being conducted by the GBI’s Calhoun Regional Office. As reported by Dallas-Hiram Patch last month, HPDTF agents that were involved in the shooting have been released from routine administrative leave and are currently back at work.

When Forest Park Police officers and SERFTF agents arrived at the Paisley Park Apartments off South Avenue in Forest Park, VanCleve was taken in custody without incident. As a result of their investigation into the arrest, Forest Park Police charged VanCleve and her son, 21-year-old James Richard Eason, with VGCSA possession of methamphetamine, VGCSA schedule IV narcotics, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug-related objects.

VanCleve as of Wednesday afternoon was being detained at the Clayton County Jail where she was awaiting bond. Once she bonds on the Forest Park charges, she will be transferred to the Paulding County Jail where she will have to bond on the HPDTF charges from October.

Silverchief December 05, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Great Job !!! A little more trash off the streets.
Tracey December 06, 2012 at 12:16 AM
It's sad to see what drugs do to people ... They don't just ruin their own lives
Terri December 06, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Drugs Ruin A Lot Of Peoples Lives ...The User As Well as Their Families Lose . So Sad Thank You Jesus For Making Me A Strong Person . But I Hope They All Get Busted !!!!
Capt D December 06, 2012 at 02:20 AM
when methamphetamine and the like are involved, I agree with any arrest that prevents further distribution of such or use. But I still believe more extreme training is needed if anyone under any invasion of property is killed. Some one with a sound head, able to make decisions under fire to use other tactics to obtain the goal if necessary to back off, regroup, while the compound is surrounded and under control of entry or exit, whats the hurry? So they flush what little they have, don't LE's have thier evidence already to obtain a warrant? And 2, if someone has facts that shows prof that sheriff's have and do not always tell the truth, and they are expressing their opinion, they should not be threaten and terrorized because of what they said, unless we are living with the Taliban. Thank God for Special Investigators.
JANIS HAMMETT December 06, 2012 at 12:03 PM
god is avengeing my brothers murderer!(breanda vancleve) thats right vancleve not hammett, she never was a wife to my brother, shes a drug addict that caused myt brothers death and i hope shes in prison till she is old and feeble, thank you jesus, you said VENGENCE IS MINE!
Gerald Eyer December 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I don't have all of the facts, but I really don't see the need for that man to be killed by LEO's. I understand shootout scenarios, but this was not one.
Kat December 06, 2012 at 02:23 PM
This is the person responsible for the death of Danny Hammett....not the police. The Hammett family got on here and told everyone that the family was innocent. I stood my ground and knew that was a lie. RIP.....and I hope his family knows the real truth now and stop blaming the police for the killing.
Rick Wolf December 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
she looks like a meth head. Sorry about your brother. PCSO had no business shooting but that's because they aren't trained how to better handle those situations. they carry the most dangerous gun ever made you touch the trigger and it shoots
Tiffany knight December 06, 2012 at 07:32 PM
brenda didnt make that gun go off!!!! The people that fired r n the wrong and they no it so they have to put ALL the blame on Brenda tp cover their actions and thats not right and THEY know it!!!!!!!
Tiffany knight December 06, 2012 at 07:33 PM
So take your fault too!!!!!
Bill Myers December 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I find it interesting, if there were no drugs or weapons found in the initial search. Under what is the arrest warrant based. As far as who is at fault for the shooting and death, that can be only those who did the shooting. Especially since the man was not armed.
James Eason December 06, 2012 at 10:35 PM
James Eason December 07, 2012 at 12:01 AM
JANIS HAMMETT December 07, 2012 at 01:29 AM
james i am in it that was my brother so u stay out of it.
Hiram resident December 07, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Oh jeez an instant replay of Hatfield-McCoy? Get a grip people. Stop airing your dirty laundry on the internet.
Gerald Eyer December 07, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I agree...
Brandy Bostwick December 08, 2012 at 02:31 AM
janis hammett ZOMBIE you stay out of it
Brandy Bostwick December 08, 2012 at 02:34 AM
And to ALL you other idiots you dont know wtf the facts are so stay the heck out of itr \
Hiram resident December 08, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Please don't breed.
Amy m December 09, 2012 at 01:48 AM
To let everyone know my aunt janis has a right to state how she feels it is the first amendment read it and study it and to hiram resident if u dont like it dont read it
kh December 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I'm so glad she is where she deserves to be may she live her days knowing her addiction was the cause for all the actions that took place that day. My uncle Danny's only fault was loving a meth addicted selfish person.
Amy m December 10, 2012 at 03:53 AM
I agree Kh I have been thinking the samething
Amy m December 10, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Fact is she even looks like she is on drugs
Duster December 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Putting blame away for a death because that still under investigation, I would think that Danny and anyone living in that house where the shooting took place, that they would have know that this Brenda by her looks was on something strong. And had it in their house. Unless common sense isn't common any longer. Janis please, God is the only God, so please when you refer to god, do so in a way that’s not showing that your god can and is doing anything. . . .Isaiah 52:6 KJV
Amy m December 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Brandy u can't tell Janis to stay out of it that is her brother Yes everything is still under investigation even though she is a meth head paulding county is the one who fired the guns because he had a can of pepper spray. It is not like u can kill someone with it they didnt have to shoot him.
SimbaNala December 15, 2012 at 08:51 PM
The Hiram Resident is Right! Don't Breed!


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