The incident began when a resident reported a Dodge pickup truck parked and seemingly abandoned on Chestatee Shoals Drive off Cavender Creek Road. The truck was parked on the single-lane in a way that caused other vehicles to have to drive off the road to get around it.
The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office who responded contacted the owner by phone and learned the truck had been taken under suspicious circumstances.
While the deputy was investigating, another vehicle arrived and stopped further down the road. As the deputy drove towards the vehicle, he spotted a male walking down the road carrying a bag that was discovered to contain a sawed off shotgun, 19 grams of heroin and a pistol.
Deputies with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Georgia State Patrol and White County Sheriff’s Office participated in the foot pursuit that resulted in 27-year-old Steven Smith.
UPDATE: Smith has been charged with multiple felonies, including possession of a certain type of prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, sale and manufacture of a controlled substance and criminal use of an article with altered identification. He is also charged with one misdemeanor, possession of drug related objects.
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