A teacher with Athens-Clarke County school system was arrested on drug charges in Madison County Tuesday after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Governors’s Task Force Drug Suppression Unit about suspected marijuana plants growing in the area of Hwy. 172 toward Bowman.
Officers arrested Joseph Linwood Prescott-Reynards, 51, of Hwy. 172, of Comer.
Sheriff’s officials, along with agents from the Piedmont Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS) unit went to the scene, where they found and seized plants with an estimated street value of $18,000. A search of Prescott-Reynard’s residence also yielded a quantity of both marijuana and cocaine.
He listed his employment as a teacher with the Clarke County School District.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Prescott-Reynard arrived home during the search and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of cocaine.
He is currently being held in the Madison County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
Madison County's Finest
08/21/08 at 12:58 PM
So the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a tip from the Governors Task Force Drug Suppression Unit? I would think that the helicopter pilots would ask for credit that "a tip!" The pilots and co-pilots spend hours and hours looking for marijuana plants from the air and, I think, deserve more credit than that. In fact, if it weren't for these men, the marijuana plants might have never been found.
Let's give credit where credit is due.