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Drugs, guns seized in felon’s home

Photo by Kathy Jefcoats
Clayton County Sheriff’s investigators seized drugs, guns, cash and other items during the execution of a search warrant late Tuesday night.

Photo by Kathy Jefcoats Clayton County Sheriff’s investigators seized drugs, guns, cash and other items during the execution of a search warrant late Tuesday night.

A Fayetteville man with a long history of prison stays is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond, after he was arrested, Tuesday, for possession of drugs and guns.

Robert Stanley Stevenson, 41, made his first appearance Wednesday afternoon in Clayton Magistrate Court. Judge Beatric Scott denied bond for Stevenson, but told him he qualified for a public defender. His next court date is Dec. 29.

Criminal warrants filed in Magistrate Court indicate that Stevenson was out on bond for similar charges when he was arrested. Superior Court records show that Stevenson pleaded not guilty Nov. 2 to possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana in a September arrest.

That case is on the Jan. 23 trial calendar in Judge Geronda Carter's courtroom.

Clayton County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp said, Wednesday morning, that detectives seized guns, cash and marijuana from Stevenson's home. According to the arrest warrant, detectives found three firearms under Stevenson's bed and two small bags of marijuana in his pocket.

Georgia Department of Corrections records show that Stevenson was most recently released from prison in August 2009. It was his seventh stay since 1991, according to corrections records. Stevenson's previous convictions include cocaine possession, shoplifting, lying, forgery in the first degree, and fraudulent use of a credit card.