Gang member arrested in Gilmer County

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In a Monday morning raid, Gilmer County deputies, along with U.S. Marshals and the Cherokee SWAT team, arrested a member of the Ghost Face Gangsters.

Travis Lee Zimmerman, 30, was a fugitive wanted in Georgia and Tennessee, according to a release from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office. He is also a confirmed member of the Ghost Face Gangsters by the Georgia Department of Corrections, the release said.

“This guy is a serious player,” said Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson.

The raid followed a three month investigation by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office into Zimmerman. In the last few days, deputies were contacted by the U.S. Marshall Service, who was seeking Zimmerman, with information he was located in Gilmer County. 

Ghost Face Gangsters is a prison-based gang which has been present in Georgia for 20 years, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On Monday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 a.m., a search warrant was executed at 779 Bernhardt Road.

Zimmerman was taken into custody for pending charges in multiple jurisdictions. He will face charges in Gilmer County for trafficking methamphetamine, Georgia Gang and Terrorism Act charges and obstruction of an officer, according to the release.

Claude Morgan and Linda Henson, who were also found at the residence, will be charged with trafficking methamphetamine and obstruction of an officer.