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LaGrange man charged with meth trafficking

September 22, 2013 

LaGrange man charged with meth trafficking

Gene Thomas, 46, of LaGrange, Ga., was arrested Saturday and charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, according to a police report.

The LaGrange Police Department and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Task Force arrested Thomas without incident during a traffic stop on Saturday.

Police said they had previously searched Thomas' residence on Sept. 18 and found more than 18 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, according to the report.

Thomas also had a warrant for trafficking methamphetamine from an earlier incident in LaGrange.

Police said Thomas eluded officers in Chambers County and the West Point area when an arrest attempt was made on Friday.

Woman reports home on Mesa Street burglarized

A 24-year-old Columbus woman told police that a laptop and camera were among items taken from her home on Mesa Street during a burglary.

The incident happened between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 12:18 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report.

A door on the south side of the house had been forced open.

Besides a Dell laptop and the camera, a gold ring with emeralds was also reported stolen.

The total value of the items was estimated at $3,750.

Police: Man robbed with own pistol on St. Marys Road

A 52-year-old Columbus man said he was robbed with his own pistol late Friday night, according to a police report.

The thief got away with the man's wallet that contained credit cards. The incident happened on St. Marys Road around 10:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the man said the thief took the 9 mm gun off the seat of his car then pointed it at him. The man admitted he could not remember many details because he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

The case is under investigation.

-- Larry Gierer

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