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Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest for Georgia Man

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 27 2019 8:52 AM

WASHINGTON COUNTY: A vehicle stopped for speeding ends in the arrest of a Georgia man on felony drug and weapon charges this past weekend.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd, a Chrysler Sebring was stopped for speeding on S.R. 277.  The vehicle was traveling at 71 miles per hour in an area with a posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

During the stop, the driver, 23-year-old Austin Mitchell of Maysville, GA was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and more than 25 grams of marijuana.

Mitchell was taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail on a felony charge of possession of marijuana more than 20 grams and committing a felony with a weapon, which is also a felony offense.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of the individuals listed at large please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111.  You may also contact us anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at

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