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Henry K-9 unit makes pair of same-day drug seizures

By Michael Davis

Henry County's K-9 unit seized more than $600 in cash, four pounds of marijuana and more than 2 ounces of crack cocaine in separate busts on Interstate 75 Friday.

Tracy Lewis, 40, of Macon, was arrested around 10 a.m. Friday after K-9 officer Falco alerted officers to 2 1/2 ounces of crack cocaine and about 1.8 ounces of marijuana in the trunk of Lewis' 1990 Lexus.

Sgt. Kevin Conner of the K-9 unit said Lewis was pulled over while traveling southbound near Locust Grove for making an improper lane change. After a search of the trunk, he was charged with several drug and gun violations. Officers also seized $255 in cash and a Hi-point .380 -caliber handgun in the arrest.

Lewis was also charged with obstruction of an officer after running across both sides of I-75 in an attempt to escape arrest.

He was charged as follows:

* Improper lane change

* Misdemeanor obstruction of an officer

*Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

*possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony

* Trafficking cocaine

* Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

A passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

Four pounds of pot seized on I-75: In a separate bust only hours later in the same area, near mile marker 213 on I-75, the same K-9 led Henry County police Officer Mike Freeman to 4 pounds of marijuana.

Gordon Fulbright, 24, of Tallahassee, was stopped for speeding and an expired tag at around noon when officers discovered the marijuana in the trunk of his car. They also seized $433 in cash.

He was charged with felony possession of marijuana.