A Gordon, Ga., man was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine after Morgan County authorities received intelligence that the man would be traveling to Morgan County “with a quantity of methamphetamine.”

According to Capt. Brandon Sellers, Investigation Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Allen Ratcliff, 38, was arrested without incident in the parking lot of the TA Truck Stop at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Sellers said Morgan County law enforcement’s “intelligence network had learned that Ratcliff was traveling with suspected methamphetamine.”

Deputies from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office surrounded a Ford Focus Ratcliff was driving and made the arrest without incident, Sellers said.

Approximately four ounces of suspected methamphetamine was found in the vehicle. Ratcliff’s wife; Joanie Ratcliff, 38, Gordon, was arrested and charged with possession of drug related items. Sellers said Joanie Ratcliff allegedly had in her possession several pipes used for the smoking of methamphetamine.

Timothy Ratcliff remains incarcerated at the Morgan County Detention Center. Joanie Ratcliff has been released on a bond.

Sellers said Wilkinson County authorities were pleased when Morgan County reached out to explain the arrest. “They said Mr. Ratcliff had been an issue for them as far as supplying methamphetamine for quite some time.”

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