Police makes arrest in Rex

REX — Clayton County Police undercover narcotics officers and members of the Strategic Methods Against Street Harms unit made an arrest after swarming into a Rex neighborhood looking for drugs.

The SMASH officers talked with residents about what was going on to dispel the alarm over all of the police arked and unmarked cars on their street.

“We’re doing what we call ‘knock and talk,’ ” Stubbs said. “We’re going up there asking questions.”

Police arrested Duraontae Outlaw, 20, of Rex, and charged him with giving a false name to police. Brandon Hughes was given a citation and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, Clayton County Police Lt. Scott Stubbs said.

“When officers confronted him he told them he had a small amount of marijuana in his car, and turned it over to police,” he added.

The officers targeted five homes on Rally Court around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday in response drug activity in the subdivision, said Stubbs.

“We received numerous complaints from residents,” Stubbs said.

Stubbs added 16 officers broken up into teams made contact with “several subjects.”

Police searched three of the five homes for illegal drugs.