Ga. man caught with nearly 50 pounds of marijuana tries to flush it down the toilet, police say

MACON, Ga. — A Georgia man caught with nearly 50 pounds of marijuana at his house tried to flush it down the toilet when he was busted, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Special Investigations Unit was called to a home in Macon on Tuesday morning to serve a warrant to Joseph Benjamin Griffin, 43. As the warrant was being served, officers found 47 pounds of marijuana, additional bags of prepackaged marijuana, a gun and $12,600 in cash.

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Griffin was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, alcohol offenses, gun offenses, fleeing or eluding a police officer, three counts of traffic/motor vehicle offenses and aggressive driving. He also had a probation violation felony charge.

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He’s currently being held without bond.