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Police blotters for Nov. 10
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The following are from the Bryan County Sherriff’s reports:
Drug trafficking
Oct. 9 –
Two Orlando, Fla., men were arrested around 10:46 a.m. on I-95 and charged with drug trafficking, possession of a firearm while in commission of a crime, possession of marijuana and theft by receiving stolen property. The men were pulled over for speeding, and while the police officer was talking to the passenger, he smelled marijuana and noticed a green leafy substance in the car. Despite the driver’s requests that the officer did not search the car, a K-9 Unit was called to the scene. The unit performed a free air scan around the vehicle, and alerted twice. The officers then searched the car and found a bag of marijuana, a bag of heroin and two guns.

Oct. 29 –
An Ellabell man was arrested around 7:20 p.m. on Hwy. 204 in Ellabell and charged with DUI. The man was pulled over after he swerved out of his lane and nearly hit a patrol car head on.

Drug possession
Oct. 28 –
A Pembroke man was arrested at 11:48 a.m. on Ash Branch Road in Pembroke and charged with possession of drug related items. The man’s father called the police after he found a crushed Dr. Pepper can and a Bud Light can, both converted to a marijuana smoking device, and a rubber glove filled with urine in his son’s back pack. The man told police that the cans were old and the glove contained drug-free urine he would use to pass drug tests.

Theft by taking
Oct. 28 –
An Ellabell man reported around 3:15 p.m. that someone had stolen an air conditioning unit, worth $4,000, from his front yard that morning.

Oct. 31 –
A Richmond Hill man reported around 10:19 a.m. that someone had taken a chainsaw, worth $400, and a Sawzall, worth $70, from his shed the day before.

False information  
Oct. 31 –
Two Bluffton, S.C., women were arrested around 11:35 a.m. in Ellabell and charged with giving false information to the police. The women, who were connected to a car theft in Beaufort County, S.C., gave police fake names.

The following are from the Richmond Hill Police Department reports:
Possession of marijuana:
Oct. 28 –
A Richmond Hill man was arrested around 2 a.m. in the old Harvey’s parking lot at highways 144 and 17 and charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol. The man was arrested after the police officer saw him and another woman parked in the lot of the closed business. The officer frisked the man and found a scale in the man’s front pocket of his pants, and a bag of marijuana from his “crotch area.” The man also admitted to drinking.
Oct. 28 – A Hampton, Tenn., Man was arrested around 4:20 a.m. on I-95 and charged with possession of marijuana – less than 1 once. The man was pulled over after an officer noticed his tag light was out, and the man told the officer that he was nervous because he had marijuana in his car.
Nov. 1 – A Richmond Hill man was arrested around 11:05 p.m. on Harris Trail Road and charged with possession of marijuana – less than 1 ounce. The man was pulled over for swerving and agreed to let the police officer search his vehicle.

Oct. 30 –
A Wilmington, N.C., man was arrested around 1:40 p.m. on Hwy. 144 and charged with DUI – second offense. The police officer responded to a call of a car driven into a ditch near Camellia Street. When the officer arrived, he found the man, who was covered in mud and missing a shoe, walking in a field nearby. The man had trouble maintaining his balance, had slurred speech and glassy eyes. The officer was “inundated with an odor of alcoholic beverage” while talking with the man, who also admitted to taking “a butt load” of medication. He was later transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Nov. 3 – A Richmond Hill woman was arrested around 3:15 a.m. on Hwy. 17 and charged with DUI and speeding. The woman was driving 67 mph in a 55 mph zone and agreed to a breath test.

Public drunkenness
Oct. 31 –
A Lexington, Ky., man was arrested around 3:40 a.m. on Hwy. 144 and charged with public drunkenness. The man, who was dressed as Winnie the Pooh, was found trying to pull a gas pump out of the ground at Clyde’s Market. The man told police that he was at a party earlier and wandered off. He agreed to a breath test.

Attempting to flee
Nov. 2 –
A Clinton man was arrested around 10:20 p.m. on I-95 and charged with speeding and attempting to flee a police officer. The man was driving his motorcycle at 115 mph in a 65 mph zone. He continued on the interstate and then exited at Hwy. 17 before he pulled over.

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