July 10, 2014 11:04:21 AM
Two Columbus men have been arrested on separate charges related to drug trafficking.
Lawrence Le'Mar Dodd, 24, of 812 14th St. N., was arrested July 3 by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit. Dodd was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after agents discovered more than a quarter-of-a-pound of marijuana in his possession.
According to a press release issued by the department, agents noticed Dodd inside his vehicle holding what appeared to be marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed the larger amount of the drug.
Dodd was placed under arrest and charged with felony possession with intent to distribute as well as several misdemeanor charges. He was released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center Tuesday on a $10,000 bond. His court date is scheduled for Nov. 10.
In an unrelated incident, Royquez Lashane Lowe, 24, of 1143 Casey Lane, was also arrested July 3. Lowe was charged with possession of marijuana, more than one ounce and several misdemeanor charges after he attempted to flee from narcotics agents.
According to a press release issued by the department, deputies attempted to stop Lowe for speeding near Lake Lowndes Road. Lowe fled, driving onto Tanyia Lane before jumping out of his vehicle and attempting to flee on foot before being apprehended. A search of Lowe's vehicle produced more than an ounce of marijuana, a set of digital scales and approximately $1,000 in cash. He was arrested on scene.
Lowe received a $9,200 bond for the felony and misdemeanor charges. He remains in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
His court date is set for Aug. 5.
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