Man caught with variety of drugs

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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On July 27, narcotics investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Lee Ashton, 40, of LaGrange, after an investigation began regarding the illegal selling and possession of drugs, according to a TCSO press release.

During a traffic stop of Ashton and a search warrant of a residence, investigators allegedly found seven ounces of meth, approximately 10 grams of heroin, 74 alprazolam pills, eight Adderall pills, a clear plastic sandwich bag containing mushrooms, a plastic corner bag containing five ecstasy pills, marijuana, THC edibles, and U.S. currency. Ashton was charged with the following: two counts of sale of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of alprazolam with intent to distribute, possession of Adderall with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybin (mushrooms), possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, and possession of a Schedule 1 drug.  Officers from the LaGrange Police Department and agents of the GBI’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office also assisted with the investigation.