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VPD defends police's right to question citizens on the street

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A valdosta man was facing meth charges Monday after being confronted by police while walking down the street.

32 year-old Phillip Youmans was walking in the 2000 block of North Ashley Street around 2 a.m. Monday morning when a police officer approached him.

The officer questioned him and determined that he had multiple active warrants against him and arrested him.

When Youmans was searched at the jail, deputies found a package of meth in his wallet.

Valdosta police Captain Bobbi McGraw said they reserve the right to question anybody, even if they are simply walking down the street. "There's gonna be two sides to the story no matter what. We're just tryin' to keep the community safe," emphasized Captain McGraw. "We're gonna do what's in the legal realm and what's within the scope of the law to keep the community safe. And, that's exactly what we're doin'."

Youmans remained in the Lowndes County Jail Monday afternoon.

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