HPD arrests man for marijuana possession as part of narcotics investigation

Published 11:39 am Friday, December 17, 2021

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HOGANSVILLE – The Hogansville Police Department announced Friday that a man has been arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing marijuana.

Jerry Lewis Tigner, Jr., 65, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of drug-related objects.

The arrest was announced during a press conference held by HPD Police Chief Jeff Sheppard.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, HPD executed a search warrant at 108 Boozer St. for suspicion of sale of narcotics. Tigner surrendered to officers without incident, Sheppard said.

A second, unnamed suspect is currently being questioned in relation to the case. The suspect is believed to have provided the gun to Tigner, Sheppard said.

Several pounds of marijuana, much of which was broken up for sale, along with bags, scales,  a cell phone, money and a firearm were recovered at the scene. A jar containing marijuana was found in the dryer of the residence, Sheppard said.

HPD had received tips that firearms and narcotics were in the residence, Sheppard said. This was not the first time the Boozer St. residence had been investigated.

“The house is a rental … this is the second time Hogansville [Police Department] has raided this house for selling narcotics,” Sheppard said.