Americus man faces marijuana charges

Americus man faces marijuana charges

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The Americus Police Department said they have arrested at least one man on drug charges. Dexter Leverette was arrested Friday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Leverette lives at an apartment complex off of Davenport Street that police say is the source of many calls. Authorities say drugs often lead to other crimes that need to be stopped.

"Where there's marijuana-related, you have entering autos, burglaries. And those sort of crimes which are street level crimes mainly. Sometimes, it even leads to more violent type crimes," said Major Herman Lamar with the Americus PD.

Police are also investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Davenport Street early Sunday morning.

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