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  • Press Release / Towns County Sheriff's Office

K-9 Alert Leads to Multiple Drug Charges For Hiawassee Man

On Tuesday evening, July 25th, Deputy Darringer Barrett, while conducting concentrated patrols, stopped a vehicle in the City of Hiawassee.

Deputy Barrett’s partner, K-9 Xena, was deployed for an open-air search and alerted.

Probable cause to search was established and conducted by Deputy Barrett and Sergeant Bryan Forsyth.

A variety of drugs were confiscated to include Methamphetamine laced with Fentanyl, which field-tested positive, Marijuana, THC wax, THC oil, Shrooms, and drug related objects.

The items were packaged in a manner consistent with distribution.

Joseph Adam Scovack, age 50, Homeless was arrested and charged with: • Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. • Felony Possession of Shroons, Schedule I with Intent to Distribute • Felony Possession of THC Wax • Felony Possession of THC Wax with Intent to Distribute • Felony Possession of THC oil • Possession of THC oil with Intent to Distribute • Felony Possession of Hash • Felony Possession of Methamphetamine • Felony Possession of Marijuana over one ounce • Possession of Drug Related Objects • Driving While License Suspended • No Tag Lights

Sheriff Ken Henderson is pleased with the work of our deputies focusing their efforts to combat drugs in our county.

**All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law**

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