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Long Co. authorities make arrests, work cases
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The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff’s Office recently made several arrests.
LPD Officer Cameron Arnold said he noticed a green van with a defective brake light on South McDonald Street around noon March 24. After initiating a routine traffic stop and finding that the driver, Johnny McDonald, 30, did not have proof of insurance, the officer searched the vehicle. He said he found a glass pipe that he thought had been used to smoke crack.
Arnold contacted the department’s K-9 unit. Sgt. J.D. Campbell and his drug dog arrived shortly thereafter. According to Arnold, Campbell’s dog alerted the officers of the presence of drugs near the passenger-side door.  Arnold and Campbell thoroughly searched the vehicle and found a leafy substance, which later was tested and found to be marijuana, and white powder, which later was found to be cocaine.
McDonald, who lives in Tennessee, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a drug-related object.
On March 19, while working with the Walthourville Police Department, the LCSO arrested Midway resident Tyrell Anderson, 24, and Walthourville resident Jermaine Gaskins, 23, for their alleged involvement in a burglary that reportedly took place that same day on Arnold Drive. Gaskins was charged with burglary and Anderson was charged with theft by receiving stolen property. 
In a separate case, the LCSO and the LPD provided information to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that resulted in Long County resident Marla Reddish being charged with eight counts of forgery in the first degree March 3.
The LCSO also is seeking information regarding a burglary that reportedly took place sometime between March 20-25 on Tommie Hines Road. According to LCSO Capt. Nickey Anderson, 17 tools — including a chain saw, a bearing puller and a wire welder — valued at approximately $3,200 were taken in the robbery.
Anderson also said the department is looking for Darien resident Brennon Tarrick, 19, for his alleged involvement in the theft of a 1973 Cadillac Deville, which then reportedly was sold for $586 at a recycling center. 
LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi said the department also seeks information regarding a break-in at the Tibet Highway Coastal EMS transmission station. Sollosi said the station was broken into and copper was stolen. In addition to the copper theft, he said, the damages to the station are estimated to be around $5,000.
If anyone has any information on any of these cases, call the LCSO at 545-2118.

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