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Authorities arrest one for meth possession during traffic stop


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A Coffee County man was charged with methamphetamine possession while authorities were conducting a road check in late February.

The Georgia State Patrol, Douglas-Coffee H.E.A.T. Unit, and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office conducted the check on Feb. 24 at the intersection of Carver Church Rd. and Kamara Rd. in Douglas, Ga.  

A passenger in a vehicle checked, 55-year-old Benjamin Lee Batten, was found to be in possession of approximately 2.5 grams of methamphetamine.

The case was turned over to the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit, and Batten was subsequently charged with possession of methamphetamine. Batten was also arrested on an outstanding probation warrant.

Last modified onSunday, 05 March 2017 20:09
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