Wanted man also found while serv­ing fed­eral war­rants

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On July 18, Syl­va­nia Po­lice as­sisted DeKalb County Drug Task Force in go­ing to a res­i­dence on Sev­enth Street North in Syl­va­nia to serve fed­eral ar­rest war­rants for Trafficking in Mar­i­juana and Il­le­gal Pos­ses­sion of Firearms on Eric Shane Free­man, 48 of Syl­va­nia. Once at the res­i­dence and mak­ing con­tact with Free­man they saw a sawed off shot gun in plain sight. At which time Drug Task Force ob­tained a search war­rant.

Af­ter the ex­e­cu­tion of the war­rant a large amount of meth am­phet­a­mine, drug para­pher­na­lia, and mar­i­juana were found in­side the res­i­dence.

Free­man, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from DeKalb County Chief Deputy Michael Ed­mond­son, was ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion of short bar­rel shot­gun, un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana in the first de­gree, un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, and dis­tri­bu­tion of con­trolled sub­stance.

On the same date, dif­fer­ent oc­cur­rence, DeKalb County Deputies con­ducted a traf­fic stop on County Road 47 and Poole Cir­cle in Fyffe. Once Deputy was at the ve­hi­cle he no­ticed a bucket in the floor board of the pas­sen­ger side with a green leafy sub­stance in­side, when the driver of the ve­hi­cle was asked about it he stated that it was mar­i­juana.

The deputy checked to see if there were any war­rants on Christo­pher Allen White, 41, of He­na­gar and it came back that he had sev­eral war­rants with dif­fer­ent agen­cies along with a child sup­port war­rant with the DeKalb County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Upon a search of the ve­hi­cle a mar­i­juana pipe along with the bucket of mar­i­juana was found. White was ar­rested on the war­rant for non-child sup­port and charged with un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana 2nd and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, Deputy Ed­mond­son said.

DeKalb County Sher-

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iff’s Of­fice has been look­ing for John Christo­pher Hunter, 34, of Val­ley Head, who has 14 out­stand­ing war­rants on him with two be­ing felony war­rants, Ed­mond­son said.

The DeKalb County Sher­iff’s Of­fice had re­ceived a tip stat­ing that he would be in a red Buick. As the deputies waited near his res­i­dence, they no­ticed a ve­hi­cle that fit the de­scrip­tion pulling out of the res­i­dence with a fe­male driver.

When Deputies made a traf­fic stop on the ve­hi­cle the fe­male driver Brenda Downer John­son, 68, of Val­ley Head was asked if there was any­thing il­le­gal in the ve­hi­cle or if she knew where her son was, so stated no but did not give con­sent to search the ve­hi­cle.

K-9 Mar­i­anna and K-9 deputy were called to the scene to do an open air sniff of the ve­hi­cle. K-9 Mar­i­anna in­di­cated two times that there were drugs in­side the ve­hi­cle. A search of the ve­hi­cle was con­ducted, and as a re­sult John Christo­pher Hunter was found in the trunk of the ve­hi­cle.

Af­ter a short strug­gle John Christo­pher Hunter was ar­rested on the 14 war­rants rang­ing from fail­ure to ap­pear, traf­fic vi­o­la­tion, pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion to at­tempt­ing to elude and charged with re­sist­ing ar­rest. Brenda Downer John­son was also ar­rested and charged with hin­der­ing pros­e­cu­tion in the sec­ond de­gree, Ed­mond­son said.

Chief Deputy Ed­mond­son states:

“We are proud of the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Deputies for the hard work that they do to rid drugs from our County and thanks to the Syl­va­nia Po­lice Of­fi­cers and Chief John Seals for help­ing us make it pos­si­ble. We con­tinue to make ar­rest all over the County with the as­sis­tance of other agen­cies, our K- 9s and tips from our web­site.

“All of these are an es­sen­tial part of mak­ing these types of ar­rests day and night.”

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