Search Warrant Leads To Arrests

Two people were arrested and police continue to seek a third after serving a search warrant at a Toccoa residence.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, officers went to a South Pine Street residence last Wednesday in reference to a report of a subject who had active arrest warrants out of Elbert County.

“When officers arrived, a gentleman who was on the front porch of the residence threw some items in the yard and fled on foot,” said Jarrell. “Basically, that just raised the curiosity of the officers who went the recover the item after attempting to catch the individual who ran. The item thrown was marijuana. They contacted the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team to come out and assist.

Jarrell went on to say that once the N.C.I.S. team arrived, authorities obtained and served a search warrant for the residence.

“They seized approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana, an undetermined amount of marijuana seeds, some digital scales, and some items used for smoking marijuana,” said Jarrell.

Police arrested 20-year-old Quamaine Urkius Johnson of Toccoa and charged him with one count of Felony Possession of Marijuana .

Meanwhile, police also arrested 57-year-old Joseph Jackson of Toccoa on outstanding warrants out of Stephens County relating to a previous drug charge.

Jarrell said the subject that originally ran on foot remains at large. The chief did say however that arrest warrants on that individual are expected in the near future.

Jarrell went on to say that the investigation into the source of the marijuana continues.