GPD traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

Publisher’s note: The Griffin Police Department initially reported the search of the residence of Dakota Weaver, the suspect in this case, was conducted by narcotics investigators of the Henry County Police Department. However, The GRIP received information Friday evening stating the search was conducted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. HCPD Public Information Officer Capt. Randy Lee today confirmed that the search was conducted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, not the Henry County Police Department as was originally reported.
The GRIP regrets any confusion this error may have caused.

STAFF REPORT :::

A traffic stop conducted by the Griffin Police Department Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit resulted in the arrest of a Henry County man on narcotics charge.

According to the GPD, the traffic stop was conducted at approximately 10:50 a.m. Thursday in the area of North 6th Street and Central Avenue.

Authorities say narcotics and medical supplies were found in the vehicle and it was later determined they were the property of Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge.

Hospital personnel were notified and they in turn reported it to Henry County authorities.

Based on information provided by the GPD, Henry County Sheriff’s Office personnel executed a search warrant on the residence of 19-year-old Dakota Weaver, the vehicle’s driver.

That search resulted in the seizure of additional narcotics and medical supplies.

Weaver was arrested by the GPD and charged with possession of a Schedule 2 narcotic. He is being held in the Spalding County Jail and has additional charges pending in Henry County.

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Comments

  1. D. Gulley says:

    You need to check and see who executed this search warrant in Henry County.

    • I’ve reached out to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Henry County Police Department to verify the agency that executed this warrant. I will make any necessary corrections upon receipt of official notification. Thanks for reaching out to me! – Sheila Mathews

      • I received confirmation today that the search of the suspect’s Henry County residence was conducted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, not the Henry County Police Department as the Griffin PD press release stated. That correction has been made in the article itself and corrections have been posted at the top of the article on The GRIP website as well as its Facebook page.
        Thank you for bringing this error to my attention!

    • I received confirmation today that the search of the suspect’s Henry County residence was conducted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, not the Henry County Police Department as the Griffin PD press release stated. That correction has been made in the article itself and corrections have been posted at the top of the article on The GRIP website as well as its Facebook page.
      Thank you for bringing this error to my attention!

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