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South Georgia mayor's son arrested

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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

July 1, 2008

ECHOLS COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Joseph Sandlin, the son Lake Park mayor Dr. Walter Sandlin, was pulled over on Sardis Church Road in Echols County for a probation warrant.

Inside his car, Echols County Sheriff's Deputy's found the components of a methamphetamine laboratory, a small amount of methamphetamine, and a loaded firearm.

The Lake Park mayor says his family is going through a rough time right now, but they will pull through.

 "We're going through some hurt and some shame but people with families have problems that's apart of life. We have to deal with the problems we have to face them," said Mayor Sandlin.

Joseph Sandlin is currently in the Lowndes County Jail charged with possession of meth, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and during a commission of a crime, and possession of tools for a crime.

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