Man Busted After Hiding Meth in Box with His Initials

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Deputies say they received a tip that 34-year-old Joel Collins had illegal drugs at his home on the 400 block of Beulah Church Road.

TCSO says part of Collins' probation included the clause that law enforcement could search his home at any time, but if Collins was trying to hide his drugs, he did a pretty bad job of it.

Cmmdr. Kevin Lee of Thomas County Narcotics says when the drug squad "executed the search clause in [Collins'] bedroom ... [they] found a poker chip box that had his initials on it and ... also found inside the box 2 cellophane wraps containing methamphetamine."

Deputies say the drug is quickly becoming an even bigger problem, thanks to new equipment that allows addicts to make small quantities of meth at home.


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  • by ga. boy Location: tville on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:28 AM
    probation and a fine, let loose till caught again...thomas county only wants the money, can't get money if they are behind bars....we see this over and over ...folks busted turned loose get caught again, sad sad sad...its all about the money
  • by We are broke on Jan 8, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    I am tired of being everyone babysitter. If they want to be stupid let them be stupid. Why is it my job to pay to save every druggy from himself? Why do I have to do that? No one should profit off the sale of drugs. They should be allow to produce their own just not sale it. I am tired of having to pay to house and feed somebody because they smoke meth, or pot and they are an idiot. Let them smoke it. I can not afford to pay to save everybody.
  • by drug zar Location: usa on Jan 7, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    2 more drug bust and the state will be drug free.
  • by dog Location: gone on Jan 7, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    Drug's DO destroy brain cell's.
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