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Wednesday, August 26, 1998
2 arrested for drugs in Fayetteville

Staff Writer

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department Drug Task Force made two significant drug arrests Aug. 17 in Fayetteville.

Dawn Marie Gann, 30, of Fayetteville, and Mark Lanier Hobby, 40, of Milledgeville, were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Gann also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Incident reports said 32 grams of methamphetamine and a .22 cal. handgun were taken from Gann.

Reports stated that DTF officers took 146 grams of methamphetamine and $5400 in cash from Hobby.

Peachtree City

Alcohol misuse continues to be Peachtree City's number-one crime problem, says Police Chief James Murray, "but I think any other police department could probably say the same thing."

Arrests for last week show four cases of driving under the influence, two persons charged with drinking in a park (a specific violation in Peachtree City), eight people charged with carrying open containers of alcohol, and eight people ages 15-20 charged as "minors in possession of alcohol."

Murray said the week was "typical for the summer."

Police also arrested Bennie L. Matthews, 38, of Newnan, and charged him with shoplifting after an incident at the A&P Grocery Aug. 18. Matthews had fled the area after reportedly being observed shoplifting, but was apprehended shortly after, Murray said.

A 17-year-old charged with 19 counts of criminal damage to property in Peachtree City remains in Fayette County Jail. Andrew D. Mycoskie of Peachtree City was arrested after numerous cars at repair shops were extensively damaged.


Among other cases, Fayetteville police are investigating two incidents of apparent home burglary Aug. 19 on Brittany Chase and Aug. 21 on Garden Court. A wedding ring was stolen from the Garden Court home, but nothing was reported stolen from the Brittany Chase residence.

Vandalism involving spray-painted graffiti on Tiger Trail at Fayette County High School also is under investigation. Officer Derek Brown discovered the paint near the entrance to the student parking lot on the night of Aug. 23. If you have information about the incident, please call Fayetteville police at 770-460-4247.

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