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September 30, 2005

Lowndes County - Gas station owners beware.  Investigators are on the lookout for price gougers.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has received numerous complaints about outrageous gas prices. Next week, they'll be visiting those stations to look into their purchasing records.

If you're caught price gouging, investigators say, you will be prosecuted. "We've given the warning out now, its our job to take care of the citizens of this county," said Capt. J.D. Yeager.  "The Governor has specifically said the sheriff's offices need to watch it and do the prosecuting on it, so now we're going to go out and do what we need to do for Lowndes County." 

Thursday, Governor Perdue announced a two-week extension of the state's price gouging statute to protect Georgia consumers from illegal increases in gas prices and other products.

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