Around Our Area: Troopers searching for car that hit, killed a pedestrian

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As of 9:30 Tuesday morning, Georgia State Patrol was searching for the vehicle that hit and killed a person walking along U.S. 84 just East of CCC Rd. around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Trooper First Class Shane Copeland, with the GSP post in Valdosta, said 38 year old Johnny Eugene Rowe was walking east in the westbound lane closet to the median when he was struck. TFC. Copeland said Rowe was walking to Naylor at the time and may have actually been trying to cross the road when he was hit. Read More at WALB

Sheriff: Georgia attorney sold pills, meth to undercover agents

A Georgia attorney was arrested Monday after an investigation revealed her alleged involvement in the use and distribution of illegal drugs.

About 8:30 a.m. , drug agents from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Holly Hogue Edwards on multiple charges, including four counts of distributing oxycodone and one count of distributing methamphetamine, Monroe sheriff’s spokeswoman Allison Willis said in an emailed statement.

“Edwards was indicted last week by a federal grand jury after she sold to undercover drug agents during the course of the investigation,” Willis said.

Edwards, 35, of Macon, who was is in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, was released on $15,000 unsecured bond Monday afternoon, according to The Macon Telegraph.

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