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12 arrested at Long County road checkpoint
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A man is arrested during a road safety check conducted Thursday night by the Long County Sheriffs Office with assistance from several other law-enforcement agencies. - photo by Photo provided by Long County Sheriff's Office

The Long County Sheriff’s Office had a road safety check Thursday night on Highway 84 west of Ludowici, near the Wayne County line.

Twelve arrests were made, including five for driving under the influence and one for possession of marijuana (misdemeanor). Forty-three citations were issued, according to statistics compiled by sheriff’s Sgt. David Horton.

After the check, officers found two bags of crack cocaine and 2 ounces of marijuana, which had apparently been discarded by people waiting to enter the checkpoint.

The checkpoint took place after a monthly Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network meeting hosted by the Long County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Tom Sollosi said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Newman for the Southern District of Georgia talked about profiling, during which factors and scenarios were discussed.

Officers and supervisors from a number of counties attended and heard the constitutional requirements regarding the stop, search and arrest of people who break the law.

Sheriff Craig Nobles thanked the agencies who participated and helped during the road checkpoint.

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