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South GA Police Officer Arrested for Selling Drugs in Uniform While on Duty

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A South Georgia police officer has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Officials says he is accused of selling drugs while on duty and in his uniform.

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32-year-old Leon Mitchell of Albany, GA was previously employed by the Warwick Police Department in Worth County.

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During an investigation by the agency’s Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SWRDEO), authorities received information that Mitchell was selling marijuana. The information further indicated that Mitchell was selling drugs in uniform while he was on duty.

As part of the investigation, agents obtained marijuana from Mitchell in Worth County and in Lee County.

Agents arrested Mitchell at the Warwick Police Department and then conducted a search of his vehicle. Additional marijuana, scales, and plastic bags were all located in the vehicle.

The GBI sought charges on the following counts:

  • 2 counts of sale/distribution of marijuana
  • 1 count possession with intent to distribute marijuana,
  • 4 counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • 3 counts violation of oath of office,
  • 2 counts use of a communication device during the commission of a felony

Mitchell was booked into the Worth County Jail.

The GBI said this week that the investigation is ongoing and will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office once it is complete.

Jessica Szilagyi
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Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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    Anthony

    February 5, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Why is there no picture of the police officer, “Leon Mitchell”, along with the article

    • Jessica Szilagyi

      Jessica Szilagyi

      February 5, 2022 at 8:04 am

      Because there were no confirmed pictures of Leon Mitchell to include in the article at the time of publishing.

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