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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Drug Task Force Acting as Traffic Cops in my hometown

I am sad to report that a close friend of mine has fallen victim to police corruption

George Kelley Jr. is a longtime personal friend of mine.(and no I do not smoke crack....I'm not sure that George does either)
Since when does the narcotics task force conduct routine traffic stops?

By Amy Bice

A routine traffic stop by the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force netted a drug arrest Friday.

George Kelly Jr., 43, of Goodwater was stopped for an equipment violation.

"His tag light was out," Jay Turner, investigator for the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, said.

During the stop, the officers discovered eight grams of crack cocaine, and Kelly was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the eight grams.

"By the complaints that we have received, we consider him a dealer not a user," Turner said. "So we felt real good about the arrest."

The crack cocaine has a street value of approximately $800. "It is what we consider to be a distribution quantity," Turner said.

Kelly was transported to the Tallapoosa County Jail.


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