Parole officers went to Rashaan Sims' house to arrest him for parole violation, and ended up arresting him on new drug charges. All because he asked them to get his cell phone.
When they cuffed the 26-year-old Sims near U.S. Hwy 441 South, he asked officers to retrieve his cell phone from inside the home.
That's when they saw a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana on top of a dresser.
The Coffee County Sheriff's Office brought out a drug dog, who uncovered numerous bags of suspected marijuana Sims had hidden.
A set of scales, commonly used in the distribution of narcotics, was also discovered.
Sims was transported to the Coffee County Jail, and faces one charge of violating his parole and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
He has previous convictions in Georgia for marijuana possession and sale/distribution of cocaine.
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A First Alert Weather Day has been issued for the potential of up to 1 inch of snow and very low wind chill factors for the 1st part of Wednesday.
A wreck Tuesday evening in Lowndes County left one person dead. This is the fifth fatal crash since January 11.
Southwest Georgia is expected to experience winter weather in the early hours of Wednesday morning. In response to that, some schools are closing or delaying start times.
One person has died after being injured in a wreck Tuesday morning in Lowndes County.
Albany-Dougherty Emergency Management officials were preparing for the snow that's moving into our area on Tuesday.