Traffic stops turn out to be drug arrests - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Traffic stops turn out to be drug arrests

Sgt. Ben Bray, of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ben Bray, of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

There's been a spike in drug arrests on I-75 and other roads in Crisp County recently.      Deputies say eager party goers could be behind the increase. They stopped five cars last week, and another this week along the highway, all carrying narcotics. 

But many of those arrested may just be passing through.     

Deputies say there's a lot more traveling on the highway than you might expect.   "With the increase of traffic through and around Crisp County, it being the beginning of spring break, we have seen an increase in arrests and drug arrests,"  said Sgt. Ben Bray, of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.  

19 year-old Tyler Farnan from New Boston Michigan was pulled over along I-75 for speeding on Monday. Deputies searched his car after he appeared nervous.    "There they found marijuana, mushrooms and a white powdery substance that we later identified as methamphetamine," said Bray.  

Farnan now faces felony charges. Bray says that case is the latest in a string of discoveries along major roadways throughout the county.   "We've had pills, marijuana; I believe there was a stolen gun that was found."   

He says most of the people arrested are from out of town. "Although these people are passing though, they are, you know, coming to our restaurants, our service stations and stuff like that."  

The drugs aren't only being found around Crisp County. Turner County Sheriff's deputies seized more than four grams of marijuana and three grams of cocaine along I-75 during a traffic stop two weeks ago.   "You know, we do make arrests.  And that's our main objective is to keep our citizens safe."   

Deputies say most of the drugs appear to be for personal use. They say officers are keeping a close eye on the roads.   

Bray says deputies are trained to look for suspicious behavior and signs. He says law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols to catch offenders before the drugs lead to other crimes.

 

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>
  • Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:33 GMT
    Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>
  • Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:56:45 GMT
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly