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Worth deputy arrested

ALBANY, Ga. — A deputy sheriff in Worth County was arrested on drug charges in East Albany Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

Deputy Justin Stewart, 27, faces charges including selling oxycodone, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, said Maj. Bill Berry, of the Drug Unit.

“We arrested him at about 5 (p.m.) in a parking lot of a shopping center at the 2400 block of Sylvester Road for selling oxycodone,” Berry said. “We followed a tip. He pulled up in his vehicle and we saw an exchange and we moved in.”

The firearm Stewart carried was his service handgun, Berry said. Agents confiscated 90 oxycodone pills worth about $5,000 on the street, Berry added.

Drug agents also found other prescription drugs, pipes and syringes, Berry said. One of the syringes had what looked like fresh blood in it, he added.

Stewart left jail on $5,500 bond and caught a ride back to Worth County with his father, said a Dougherty County Jail spokeswoman.

Worth County Sheriff Freddie Tompkins said Stewart will be suspended without pay during an internal investigation.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 4 months ago

This is sad, the wheels of justice are slow, is there a picture forthcoming?

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justme 2 years, 4 months ago

Why didn't you put an undercover officer on the case and make a controlled purchase of the narcotic involved ? I would think you could get a better jail sentence for such a case, or if your not sure of yourself YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED ON THE DEA, especially when the target is law enforcement.

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noni 2 years, 4 months ago

Just for the record...This young man "Justin Stewart" is a good young man. He like so many young people are caught in a disease that is taking our children and young Adults and even adults by the 100"s! We should pray for him and his parents! I know I am.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 4 months ago

What in the world is going on??? now the cops are selling drugs???? Worth County just had a sub-teacher selling drugs last week I believe....WTH???

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