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Poulan Mayor Arrested for Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs

Posted Sep 08 2012 12:41pm

The Mayor of Poulan was arrested and pressed with several drug possession charges when a bag containing 57 prescription pain pills was found inside his pickup truck.

According to WALB report , Dustin Grubbs was stopped at Highway 82 on Thursday because his utility trailer had no tag and the tint on his Chevrolet pickup truck was too dark. Drug agents said Grubbs gave permission to search his truck and that’s when officers found the prescription pills under his seat. In addition, a loaded .380 semi-automatic pistol and more ammunition were retrieved from the 41-year old mayor’s vehicle.

ADDU Commander Major Bill Berry said the confiscated bag contained a variety of pain pills, including oxycodone , oxycontin, 2 different mixtures of vicodin.

“We’re not going to give a break for someone just because they are a public figure or whatever.  If you’re dealing dope and we catch you you’re going to have to take the ride,” said Berry.

Grubbs’ arrest is another indication of the growing prescription drug problem in south Georgia. Authorities are aware of the fact that prescription abuse and trafficking are becoming epidemics.

Although Grubbs’ truck and trailer are being held, drug agents are still deciding whether or not to seize them. Grubbs was released on Friday from the Dougherty County jail on $25,000 bond.

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