VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Checking on a tip that drugs were being sold, Special Operations officers of the Lowndes Co. Sheriff's Office checked out a car around North Ashley Street Friday evening.
John Robert Register, Jr., walked up to the car and officers found that he was wanted for an outstanding Violation of Probation warrant.
Register was arrested and a canine unit came and alerted officers to approximately 12 grams of cocaine, over 60 MDMA tablets, and a handgun.
Register was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court this afternoon for an arraignment hearing.
MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) popularly known as Ecstasy or, more recently, as Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.
Sheriff Chris Prine applauded the effort of the Special Operations Division to move so swiftly after receiving this information from citizens and make this arrest. "Information from citizens is what drives investigations most of the time. This is a great cooperative effort."
John Robert Register, Jr., 36, of New Hudson Street in Valdosta, Is charged with:
Possession of MDMA with the intent to distribute
Possession of tools for the commission of a crime
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute