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New Drug “Gravel” Poses Significant Danger
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GRAVEL, a highly addictive synthetic stimulant is an emerging drug of abuse similar to the cathinone known as bath salts. While the primary component of GRAVEL is alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), it is often used in combination with other drugs. Seizures of the drug have also been found to contain methamphetamine, Klonopin and bath salts. The Drug Enforcement Administration lists alpha-PVP as a Schedule I controlled substance analog, similar to other synthetic drugs like bath salts. Law enforcement testing confirms that rat poison and ammonium nitrate are also utilized to dilute the alpha-PVP. Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Office Promotes Yarbrough To The Rank Of Sergeant

Corporal Nick Yarbrough was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Friday as Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell presents him with his Sergeant’s Bars.

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Sheriff’s Office Collected, Disposed of 246 Pounds of Prescription Medication Since Start of “Drop Box” Program
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It has been nearly 6 months since the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office installed a drug drop box for unwanted and unneeded prescription medications. In that time, officials have collected 246 pounds of prescription medications that could have potentially ended up in landfills, the municipal water supply or worse, being abused. “We are thrilled with the response” said Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell “We have heard story after story from families that had been storing these medications after the loss of a family member or other situation. Until now, they just didn’t know what to do with them.” Continue Reading

Floyd County K9 Deputy Snickers Hounds It Up For Radio
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Floyd County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Snickers prepares to do a radio program on local radio station WRGA. Snickers, the agencys tracking and trailing k9 has become a crucial part of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office mission to serve the community. Most recently, Snickers located a missing elderly female who had become lost in the woods. Continue Reading

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