Three suspects jailed, one at large following weekend online sex sting 

Three men remain in the Hall County Jail and one suspect is being sought following an online undercover child sex sting conducted by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and two other law enforcement agencies. 

“Operation Good Shepherd” was conducted Friday and Saturday.  During the two-day operation, undercover investigators from HCSO, the GBI Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Floyd County Police  Department (FCPD) made dozens of online contacts via social media platforms. 


“Four of those who communicated with undercover investigators traveled to a location in Hall  County to meet with persons they believed to be under the age of 16 for the purpose of having sex.  Three of the suspects were taken into custody on site, while the fourth arrived at the scene and fled  from authorities. 

The suspects taken into custody and their charges are as follows: 

Dwayne Larry Drake, 38, of Hull (jailed with no bond) 

∙ Trafficking of a person for sexual servitude 

∙ Sexual exploitation of a minor 

∙ Electronic exploitation of a minor  

Billy Cason Elder, 34, of Watkinsville (jailed on a bond of $8,450) 

∙ Electronic exploitation of a minor 

Mohammed Sadiq, 30, of Winder (jailed on bond of $7,900) 

∙ Electronic exploitation of a minor  

The fourth suspect, identified as Jaquan Deavonte Clark, 23, of Braselton, is wanted for electronic  exploitation of a minor; a warrant has been taken for his arrest.  

The “Operation Good Shepherd” investigation remains active.”