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Deputies seize suspected pot, guns

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Troup County firefighters and first responders check on a toddler who tumbled out the second story window of a home Tuesday morning on Murphy Road.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_web0316Tot.jpgTroup County firefighters and first responders check on a toddler who tumbled out the second story window of a home Tuesday morning on Murphy Road.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

A Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit discovered more than a pound of suspected marijuana, a loaded gun and cash during a recent traffic stop on Interstate 85. The two people inside the car were arrested and taken to the Meriwether County Jail.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_web0316Drugs.jpgA Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit discovered more than a pound of suspected marijuana, a loaded gun and cash during a recent traffic stop on Interstate 85. The two people inside the car were arrested and taken to the Meriwether County Jail.

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A traffic stop on Interstate 85 landed two people in jail and helped the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office confiscate a loaded handgun and more than a pound of marijuana.

According to Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith, the department’s K9 unit conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chevrolet Impala in the southbound lanes of I-85 just north of Hogansville about midnight on March 8.

The deputy said he smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle when he approached the driver.

Smith said the deputy’s K9, Rambo, then indicated that he detected narcotics inside the vehicle.

According to Smith, a search of the car revealed more than a pound of suspected marijuana, a loaded .40-caliber handgun and cash.

The driver of the vehicle, Calvin Jenkins, 24, of Auburn, Alabama, was charged with felony possession of more than 28 grams of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The passenger, Anntwinnett Dixon, 33, of Columbus, was charged with felony possession of more than 28 grams of marijuana.

Both Jenkins and Dixon were transported to the Meriwether County Jail.

Jenkins’ bond was set at $10,000 and Dixon’s was set at $5,000.

Toddler falls out second story window

A toddler fell out of a second story window in a home on Murphy Road just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

TCSO officials said it appeared the child somehow climbed onto the window ledge and fell.

According to the sheriff’s office, the toddler was checked out by paramedics and was determined to have minor injuries.

The child was taken to West Georgia Medical Center and an Air Evac helicopter was placed on standby, if needed to fly the toddler to another hospital.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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