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June 26, 2013

Valdosta traffic stop leads to marijuana charges

VALDOSTA — On Tuesday evening around 9 p.m., investigators with the Special Operations Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Myrtle Street in Valdosta. The driver exited the vehicle and ran and while doing so was dropping small packages of marijuana. The suspect was soon located and arrested. Two other passengers in the vehicle also fled but were not located.

The recovered marijuana weighed approximately 13 grams and has a street value of approximately $400.

Michael Green was transported to the Lowndes County Jail and has been charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 Feet of a Housing Project, Obstruction of an Officer, and various traffic offenses, according to the sheriff's office. Michael Green will appear for an arraignment hearing this afternoon where a bond will be considered.

This investigation is on-going as investigators work to identify the two additional persons who fled from the vehicle. Sheriff Chris Prine is asking that anyone with information about this case, or other crimes to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

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