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Georgia Teen Caught Roaming Around with Guns and Drugs

A 15-year-old in southern Georgia is facing many felony charges after allegedly being caught walking around with concealed firearms and enough cocaine to make the authorities suspect he was going to sell it.

Just before 3:00 PM on October 18, detectives with the Valdosta Police Department’s Narcotics Unit were driving around the Valdosta Housing Authority community of Ora Lee West Homes. Youngsters were getting off the bus and returning home from school.

According to reports, the deputies spotted a 15-year-old walking around, and they asserted that he had a gun in his pocket. They started walking up to him, and when the boy noticed them, he allegedly acted like he was going to flee. He reportedly tried to pull a second firearm from the waistband of his pants, but the authorities were able to stop him.

When they detained and searched him, the young man, whose name has not been released due to his age, was allegedly found with a handgun, a rifle, and 36 grams of a white powdery substance assumed to be cocaine.

The teen was taken into custody on suspicion of several charges, including one felony count of possession of a schedule II substance (Cocaine) with the intent to distribute, one felony count of possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a housing authority, one felony count of possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a park, one felony count of criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years of age. He is being held in a Regional Youth Detention Center.

When the Valdosta Police Chief gave a statement about the incident, she said it was worrisome that someone with guns and drugs was so close to the school children.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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