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Traffic stop results in drug bust, illegal firearms possession charge

Pictured above with the confiscated items are Officers Britt Floyd and Officer Jim Shingler

On April 14, at approximately 11:20 a.m. Donalsonville Police Department (DPD) Officer Britt Floyd stopped a black Ford Escape for running a red light on U.S. Highway 84 in Donalsonville. DPD Officer Jim Shingler assisted with the stop.

Upon further investigation the officers determined the driver, Zachary McCarthy of Oklahoma, was a convicted felon and discovered  in the vehicle quantities of cocaine, marijuana and a firearm. McCarthy was arrested and taken into custody. 

He was charged with running the red light, possession of cocaine, possession  of firearm by convicted felon; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; possession of marijuana with intent, two counts of possession of Schedule One drugs with intent, and possession of Schedule Two drugs.

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