Young Harris traffic stop leads to methamphetamine arrest

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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Saturday, March 23, Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a suspect on drug charges following a traffic stop in Young Harris.  A Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a White Jeep Liberty on Highway 66 on a traffic violation.

Mary Ann Walker

Mary Ann Walker

Upon further investigation into the traffic stop, the deputy arrested Mary Ann Walker, 54, of Calhoun, GA, on the following charges:

 

  • One Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act

(Possession of Methamphetamine)

  • One Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act

(Possession of Marijuana)

  • One Count Drug Related Objects
  • One Count Violation of Brake Light Requirement

The investigation is active and ongoing.  The case will be referred to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Walker is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Methamphetamine use can easily lead to a serious addiction, and its abuse is a widespread issue in the United States. Use of the drug creates serious health problems and, in some cases, leads to fatal consequences. Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) claimed that approximately 774,000 people were current methamphetamine users in 2017, roughly 0.3 percent of the population. That amount is up starkly from the 667,000 people who were current methamphetamine users in 2016.

 

 

 

 

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