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Three Lowndes men arrested on drug, gun charges

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Donnell Mathis gave a false name, but was later identified by his fingerprints Donnell Mathis gave a false name, but was later identified by his fingerprints
Michael Tyrone Robinson Jr. is charged with Possession of marijuana Michael Tyrone Robinson Jr. is charged with Possession of marijuana
Phillip Michael Bradley is charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and Possession of marijuana Phillip Michael Bradley is charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and Possession of marijuana
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Three Valdosta men are in jail tonight after Lowndes County deputies seized Cocaine, Marijuana, ecstasy, and guns from a motel room.

After deputies stopped Donnell Mathis last night, they searched his motel room.

Phillip Bradley and Michael Robinson were also arrested for possession of marijuana. Deputies found over $4,000 worth of ecstasy, two handguns, and an AK-47.

"Judging just simply by the quantity of dope they had with them, yes at least one of them we're reasonably sure had intention to distribute," said Lt. Stryde Jones, LCSO.

Mathis has six charges against him, including drug trafficking and a stolen firearm. All three men are booked at the Lowndes County Jail.

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Information from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine, on Thursday evening investigators with the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff's Office arrested Donnell Mathis, Michael Robinson and Phillip Bradley in the parking lot of the New Valdosta Inn on West Hill Avenue in Valdosta.

During a search of the persons, investigators recovered approximately 4 grams of cocaine, a small quantity of marijuana, and 40 capsules of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly referred to as MDMA or Ecstasy.

Donnell Mathis initially provided a false name but was later identified by his fingerprints.

Based on information obtained during the search a search warrant was obtained for a hotel room located at the Garden Villa Inn on North Ashley Street which had been rented by Donnell Mathis.

This search resulted in the recovery of approximately 9.8 grams of cocaine, 286.1 grams of MDMA and a .45 caliber handgun that was determined to have been stolen from a residence within the city of Valdosta. An additional .380 caliber handgun and an AK-47 rifle were also recovered from the room.

All three persons were transported to the Lowndes County Jail where they remain. They will appear in the Magistrate Court this afternoon for an arraignment hearing where a bond will be considered. Investigators are continuing to work closely with detectives from the Valdosta Police Department regarding the recovery of the firearm.

 Phillip Michael Bradley, 25, is charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act {felony} Possession of marijuana {misdemeanor}

Michael Tyrone Robinson Jr., 22, is charged with Possession of marijuana {misdemeanor}

Mathis, Donnell, 27, is charged with Theft by receiving stolen property {felony}, Trafficking of a controlled substance {felony}, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon {felony}, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act – 3 counts {felony}, Giving a false name {misdemeanor}, and Possession of tools for the commission of a crime {felony}.

If you have information about this, or any other incident, call {229} 671-2950, or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

Anonymous tips can be left at {229} 671-2985.

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