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An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine after authorities seized more than 40 plastic bags from the man’s pockets while he was sitting in a parked Jeep at the DuPree Track and Field complex across from Morgan County High School. A consequent search of the vehicle by Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies also revealed a .22 pistol.

An 18-year-old woman was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects and a 17-year-old male was charged with criminal trespass.
William Scott Malloy, 18, was arrested at the scene at approximately 3:15 p.m. after a drug dog alerted on Malloy’s vehicle. Reports state that an officer located the bags of suspected methamphetamine in Malloy’s front pockets and found more bags in the vehicle. Malloy told officers that the substance was fake “molly” but, reports state, the substance actually field-tested positive for methamphetamine. However, Capt. Chris Bish, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division, said Monday that the department was sending the substance to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for testing to confirm if the substance is counterfeit or actual methamphetamine.
The arrests came after Morgan County High School School Resource Officer Brad Vaughn observed Tyler Michael Obrecht, 17, Madison, at the track parking lot. Vaughn reported that Obrecht had been banned from Morgan County High School property and was arrested for criminal trespass. Following that arrest, Vaughn reported, he became suspicious of criminal activity inside the vehicle and called the drug dog and several other officers to the scene.
Laurie Harp, 18, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug-related objects after Vaughn allegedly located a grinder with suspected marijuana, a partially burnt marijuana cigarette and digital scales with white powder residue in her purse. A fourth man, 17-year-old male, was removed from the vehicle, questioned and released.
The Jeep was towed to the Morgan County Detention Center and a search warrant for the vehicle was acquired. Reports state that .22 caliber handgun was found under the driver’s side seat. Reports state that Malloy will also be charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.


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