One-car auto crash leads to meth bust in Smyrna

Smyrna Police headquarters in article about meth bust in SmyrnaSmyrna Police headquarters (photo by Haisten Willis)

The office of Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced today that a one-car auto crash on Cobb Parkway resulted in a meth bust in Smyrna, and a 20-year sentence for the driver.

Timothy Deone Campbell, 24, of Marietta, was convicted by a Cobb jury Tuesday of methamphetamine trafficking and DUI. Cobb Superior Court Judge Steven Schuster sentenced Campbell to serve 20 years in prison and fined him $300,000.

A public information release from Kim Isaza, Public Information Officer for the DA’s office, described the arrest as follows:

About 2 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2018, Smyrna Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Cobb Parkway Southeast. The investigation found that Campbell drove his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer over a curb and crashed into a fence. Responding officers noted Campbell had bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet and was slurring his words. After a conducting field sobriety tests, Campbell was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.


After he was taken into custody, more than 210 grams of methamphetamine was found under the driver’s seat of Campbell’s vehicle during an inventory search. 

“Thank you to the Smyrna Police Department for getting this trafficker off the streets and preventing the distribution of these 210 grams of methamphetamine into our community,” Senior Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Stevenson said.