2018-03-28 / Front Page

Traffic stops result in meth charges

Tony Nicholas Gordon, 37, of Blakely, was arrested following a 10 p.m. traffic stop March 16 when an investigator observed Gordon attempting to conceal a bag of suspected methamphetamine.

Gordon, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken into custody and taken to the Early County Jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance - methamphetamine. A Violation of Probation warrant was also filed by the Department of Community Supervision.

A March 20 traffic stop resulted in Michael Hall, 55, of Blakely being charged with possession of methamphetamine.

A Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. for failure to maintain lane and discovered Hall did not have valid insurance coverage.

Sheriff’s Investigators responded to assist and obtained permission to search the vehicle. During the search, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana was found resulting in Hall also being charged with possession of marijuana.

During a subsequent search of Hall’s person, a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine was found concealed in his clothing, leading to the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute —Methamphetamine.

Exploitation of an Elderly Person

Another Blakely man, Henzy Bristow, 61, is facing 19 charges of Exploitation of an Elderly Person stemming from alleged unlawful misappropriation of approximately $200,000 from the bank accounts of his 86-year-old mother.

Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues with the assistance of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Many people are unaware of laws designed to protect the elderly from this type of abuse. Anyone suspecting financial exploitation of an elderly person should contact the Sheriff’s Office or the State’s Adult Protective Services.

Additional information about elder abuse and how to report it can be found at Georgia.gov.

All persons arrested that were named in this release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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