2018-04-25 / Front Page

Drugs, burglary

Less than a month after local authorities arrested Michael Hall, 55, of Blakely, charging him with possession of methamphetamine following a March 20 traffic stop, Hall again ran afoul of the law.

Patroling Hwy. 62 west of Blakely, a GSP trooper pulled Hall over after noticing the Ford Ranger he was driving had a cracked windshield and did not have a working tag light.

Trooper Robert Snider noticed Hall had bloodshot, glossy and watery eyes when he approached the vehicle. He further described Hall as being extremely nervous, having body tremors and was shaking.

Hall was uncooperative and combative as he exited the vehicle and tried to discard a bag of apparent methamphetamine crystals. He struggled with Snider as the trooper tried to handcuff him.

In addition to the bag he threw to the ground, a larger plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine crystals was found in Hall’s jacket.

A further search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana in the center console along with a large number of small baggies and a black digital scale.

The suspected methamphetamine crystals were sent to the GBI Crime Lab. In addition to probable charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute – methamphetamine, Hall was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, DUI and several traffic violations.

More marijuana

Sheriff ’s investigators and deputies recovered a quantity of marijuana packaged for sale while executing a search warrant April 17 at apartment B-3 at 27 Evergreen Ave. in Blakely.

Lemorris Griffin, 54, of Blakely was later arrested for one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. A female present in the apartment when the warrant was served was detained and later released.

Burglary charge

On April 18 investigators arrested Heath Busby, 28, of Blakely who was charged with one count of first degree burglary. The arrest came after an investigation into a complaint filed by a resident alleging someone had entered their residence and stole cash from a bedroom.

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