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LCSO: Sawed-off shotgun and weed at traffic stop

Marijuana and sawed off shotgun were confiscated during a traffic stop by the Lee County Sheriff's office.

Marijuana and sawed off shotgun were confiscated during a traffic stop by the Lee County Sheriff's office.

LEESBURG — About seven miles north of Leesburg on U.S. Highway 19, two men in a 2000 Honda Accord with Alabama tags made an improper lane change and ended up in jail, a Lee County Sheriff's official said.

Deputies found a Mossberg 12-gauge, sawed-off shotgun and about five ounces of marijuana bagged for sale in the Accord at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, said Capt. Keith Houston.

According to sheriff's reports, Kelsie Brown, 33, of Prattville, Ala., and Darryl Tucker, 23, of Albany were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a sawed-off shotgun during the commission of a felony and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Tucker was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the reports added. Both men were in Lee County Jail Friday afternoon.

"Our interdiction team made the stop," Houston said. "Brown gave us a little trouble at the stop. He didn't use the shotgun. It had one in the chamber and three in the magazine."

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DoctorDorite 2 years, 5 months ago

Lee Co. Sheriffs Office on a regular basis bust drug dealing people which is highly commendable, In Albany which has a much larger population and more serious drug problem there's hardly ever a drug bust mentioned and if so its by accident/luck most times, certainly makes you wonder why and question their ability to do likewise.

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JohnQCitizen 2 years, 5 months ago

The reason you don't see or hear about busts in Albany is because it's the norm to bust a felon with a gun and drugs on a daily basis. It is by accident/luck that the media is alerted. Posting mug shots of every dime bag bust on the news is counterproductive in the world of narcotics.

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DoctorDorite 2 years, 5 months ago

That last sentence males no sense at all, kinda like the installation of speed limit signs are counter-produtive in the traffic speed control world. I quess what your saying Albany is waging/winning a silent war on drugs and me, my family and friends are safer, thanks for the insight.

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