Police report five drug arrests
Three unrelated incidents recently led to the arrest of five Toccoa residents on drug charges.
Police chief Jimmy Mize said that on Aug. 22, officers responded to Prather Park Drive after receiving a tip about a backpack that "had a large amount of marijuana."
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a woman sitting next to the backpack.
Officers asked to look in the backpack and the woman took out a chip bag and handed the backpack over.
"She then relinquished the chip bag where the officer observed a green Crown Royal bag containing a large amount of small jeweler's bags containing a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana, Mize said.
Also, Mize said that inside the backpack was a...
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