The Banks County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sex-for-hire operation in the Banks Crossing area and 11 people were arrested for pandering. Two of those arrested also face drug charges.
One charge is still pending further investigation, chief deputy Shawn Wilson said on Thursday morning.
Wilson said those arrested were calling females soliciting sex for money and then setting up meetings with the females at establishments in the Banks Crossing area.
Those arrested and their charges include:
•Lyles Travis Atwain, 25, 599 Peter Street, Statham, purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana and pandering.
•John Charles Brundige, 48, 98 Pine Street, Danielsville, pandering.
•Larry Avery Dalton, 68, 3518 Dover Road, Gainesville, pandering.
•Cuong Nam Dao, 42, 4520 Nohl Crest Drive, Flowery Branch, pandering.
•Tim Edward Durham, 39, 140 Summit Lane, Carnesville, pandering.
•Antone Lyles, 24, 186 Westwood Drive, Athens, pandering and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
•Gabriel Franchesco Mayberry, 39, 140 Edgefield Drive, Commerce, pandering.
•John Wesley Meadows, 36, 2967 Eleys Ford Road, Richardsville, Va., pandering.
•Thad Robert Pruitt, 44, 297 Christmas Tree Road, Homer, pandering.
•Horice Keith Segars, 46, 948 Silver Shoals Road, Lula, pandering.
•Mark Lewis Wilmot, 56, 224 Storey Porter Road, Jefferson, pandering and possession of marijuana.