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Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

PTC Police Department to hold "Junior Police Academy"

PTC Police Department to hold "Junior Police Academy"

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Starting on June 6, the Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting its 3rd Junior Police Academy. The Junior Police Academy is similar to the Citizen’s Police Academy by providing a course designed to teach youth about the operations of the Peachtree City Police Department.

Students will participate in hands on training in many aspects of law enforcement, including a ride-along with a law enforcement officer. Students wanting to be in the program must be between the ages of 12 and 17.

The Junior Police Academy will be held June 6-10 at the Peachtree City Police Department Headquarters. The headquarters is located 350 S. Hwy 74 in Peachtree City, Georgia.

For more information contact Sgt. K. Crider at 770-632-4117 and kcrider@peachtree-city.org, or Lt. J. Jenkins at 770-487-8866 and jjenkins@peachtree-city.org.

Fayetteville robber strikes again, this time at local drug store

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – The Fayetteville robber strikes again, this time at the Rite Aid store located on Highway 54.

According to the police report on Thursday, April 7, the suspect walked in the Rite Aid store at approximately 4:00 PM, bought a candy bar and proceeded to snatch an undisclosed amount of cash from the register when it opened.

The cashier fought back but stopped when he told her he was armed. The suspect then fled on foot into a wooded area beyond the parking lot.

The suspect is described as being a “white male between 35-40 years of age, 5’10”-6’0” with a slim build and unshaven face. The male was wearing blue jeans, a gray sweat shirt/pullover, a dark colored baseball cap and sports sunglasses.”

Police believe this suspect, also, robbed Jan’s Florist, earlier this week. Anyone with information about the robbery is being urged to contact the Fayetteville Police at (770) 461-4441.

Haire, now charged with Murder, in case of 5 month old

FAYETTEVILLE-- (Fayette County Sheriff's Department) On February 25, 2011 Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigator’s arrested Steven Anthony Haire, 22, of Franklin in connection with the death of Zachery Freeman, 5 months old, related to an incident that occurred at a north Fayette County home. Fayette Investigator’s arrested and initially charged Haire with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree.

The incident took place on February 21, 2011 when Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Fayette County EMS responded to a home on West Lane in reference to a 5 month old child who was not breathing.

Community Safety Reminder – Report Suspicious Activity

Community Safety Reminder – Report Suspicious Activity

PEACHTREE CITY – (PTC Updates) A burglary incident last week in a Peachtree City neighborhood reminds us all to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity to the Police Department. The Peachtree City Police Department reminds all residents of these basic crime prevention tips:

  • Keep doors (home, garage, out buildings, and vehicles) closed and locked at all times - even when you're home.
  • Turn garage door openers off at night. Most newer models have a switch on the wall control to either lock the system down or turn the power off.

PTC Police gas theft investigation leads to arrest

PTC Police gas theft investigation leads to arrest

PEACHTREE CITY -- (Fayette Daily News) An Atlanta man could face several years in jail, along with a $1000 fine for the theft of motor vehicle gasoline from a local gas station following an investigation the Peachtree City Police Department initiated in early February.

Peachtree City Police Capt. Rosanna Dove said the initial complaint allegedky involved 30-year-old Harrie Rodriguez Mapp purchasing a relatively small amount of gas for his van. But it turnes out he was actually pumping a larger quantity of gasoline without paying for it at an undisclosed location.

As the investigation progressed, it was determined that several other jurisdictions had similar reports of large quantities of gas being pumped when the subject purchased a lesser quantity, Dove explained.

Investigators concerns came to an end February 22 when they connected Mapp to the incidents.

Sheriff's Department Apprehend Burglars Despite Dangerous Conditions

Sheriff's Department Apprehend Burglars Despite Dangerous Conditions

Despite the arctic conditions, on January 12, 2011 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Fayetteville Police Department made two arrests in reference to a home invasion at a north Fayette County home. The incident took place when Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a home invasion in progress where an East Point Police Officer was held at gun point inside his home by two masked suspects. Investigators are not yet releasing the identity of the suspects due to the ongoing investigation.

At approximately 10:08 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence located in north Fayette County when the victim, who is an East Point Police Officer called 911 and told the Fayette County dispatcher that two suspects wearing masks, displayed a gun and robbed him inside his home.

The victim told Fayette County deputies at least two masked suspects forced their way into his home displaying a shotgun.