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Supreme Court ruling doesn't bother the LCSO

Stryde Jones Stryde Jones
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is not concerned about a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding traffic stops.

On Tuesday, the high court ruled that after someone is pulled over an officer cannot keep them there any longer than it takes to handle the initial citation.

It comes as a result of an appeal by a Nebraska man who was pulled over for driving on the shoulder of a highway and then asked to wait around 10 minutes after getting his ticket so that officers could bring in a drug sniffing K-9.

"Our operations have been in compliance with the law for sometime now, kind of in anticipation of this ruling bein' handed down. So, we're pretty comfortable we will be able to continue our operations as we have been," said Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Stryde Jones.

Lt. Jones said the sheriff's office has a full time K-9 unit on staff, so a K-9 is usually nearby whenever traffic stops are made.

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