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Suspect in chase also charged for growing marijuana
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Ryan Storts

On Thursday, April 4, the Long County Sheriff`s Office was requested to assist the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and other public safety agencies, in reference to a vehicle pursuit, a serious traffic accident, and a fleeing suspect on foot near the Walthourville and Talmadge Road areas. During the investigation, a suspect was identified as Ryan R. Storts.

As the investigation continued, a search warrant was obtained for an address on Moccasin Road in Long County. During the search warrant service, eight potted marijuana plants, a marijuana grow room, along with conditional contraband, was seized, according to Long County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Tom Sollosi.

All items were inventoried and removed from the residence.

“Storts, 36, of an Allenhurst address, has been charged with Manufacture of Marijuana, and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime,” Sollosi said.

This investigation is ongoing and other criminal charges may be pending.

Deputy Mike Ward placed a hold on Storts, who was now in custody at the Liberty County Jail for criminal charges in relation to the Georgia State Patrol investigation.

Long County Investigators Sgt. Earl Freeman, Sgt. Levin Tomlinson, and Sgt. Mike Ward, along with Patrol SFC Jamie Jeffers, conducted the Long County Investigation which led to the discovery of the Drug and Contraband evidence, according to Sollosi.

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