HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of an unwanted subject at a local Dollar Store, later locating the male subject at a residence on Mauldin Circle in Hiawassee.
While the specifics surrounding the incident are unclear, the subject was taken in to custody shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3.
Michael Thomas Patrick, 54, of Hiawassee, was arrested by Towns County Sheriff’s Office for the following offenses:
- One Count Theft by Taking
- One Count Possession of Schedule III, V, IV – Hallucinogens
- One Count *Dangerous Drug Defined*
- One Count Drugs to be Kept in Original Container
Patrick was transported to the Towns County Detention Center. The case was forwarded to Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Patrick is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
While it is unknown which “dangerous drug” was recovered as a result of the incident, the term is defined as any other drug or substance declared by the General Assembly to be a dangerous drug; to include any of the following drugs, chemicals, or substances; salts, isomers, esters, ethers, or derivatives of such drugs, chemicals, or substances which have essentially the same pharmacological action; all other salts, isomers, esters, ethers, and compounds of such drugs, chemicals, or substances unless specifically exempted.
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