K-9 sniffs out methamphetamine, leading to arrest, Ga. deputies say

TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. — A K-9′s sniffs led to the recent arrest of a Georgia man, according to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.

Early Thursday, Sergeant Brian Forsyth was working when he saw a suspicious vehicle and activity in the parking lot in the parking lot of Cornerstone Baptist Church, located on Crane Creek Road.

The sergeant then called in K-9 Xena to assist.

After conducting a free-air sniff Xena gave a positive alert beside the passenger door, establishing probable cause.

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A search of the car revealed a ‘crystal-like substance’ which tested positively for methamphetamine.

An illegally obtained prescription medication called Baclofen was also seized along with a large amount of cash.

After an investigation, officials determined this may have been a drug sale.


Mark Roberson, 36, of Blairsville was arrested.

Roberson was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession, and use of drug-related objects

Roberson is being held without bond at the Towns County Detention Center.

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