Hogansville man arrested twice in a week in regard to drug arrest

Published 11:56 am Friday, July 24, 2020

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According to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, a Hogansville man has been arrested twice this week — once for being in possession of illegal drugs and a second time for identifying an investigator on social media in an attempt to influence or delay testimony in an upcoming court proceeding.

Jon Caleb Estes, 29, was arrested Monday after a drug investigation and subsequent search warrant revealed that he was in possession of illegal drugs, according to a press release from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. Approximately two pounds of “shatter,” which is also known as Butane Honey Oil, were found. Butane Honey Oil is a marijuana extract, according to the TCSO press release.

Three pounds of marijuana were also found during a search of the residence.

Estes was charged with one count of possession of schedule one with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, both felonies. Following the arrest, Estes posted bond for both charges and was released.

On July 23, it was discovered that Estes posted a picture identifying a TCSO narcotics investigator and his wife, as well as posting the investigator’s full name on a social media platform with the intent to influence, delay or prevent the testimony of persons in an upcoming court proceeding. Estes was once again arrested and charged with influencing a witness, which is a felony. Estes is currently being held without bond.