Around Our Area: Valdosta airport back open Tuesday after suspicious package found

From WCTV:

The ‘all clear’ has been given after authorities responded to a call of a suspicious package at the Valdosta Regional Airport Tuesday morning.

According to Valdosta Police Department Captain Bobbi McGraw, there was nothing in the cooker and foul play is not suspected at this time.

Authorities responded to the suspicious package call around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say there is a follow-up investigation to try and determine how the item was left in the parking lot.

The airport was evacuated and closed and flights were held from landing at the airport when the box was discovered.

VPD says the airport is now open and normal operations have resumed.

Read More Details at the Valdosta Daily Times

Man tries to pawn video game console with crystal meth inside

Police say a pawn shop found meth inside an old video game console after a man tried to sell it.

According to a report, Jared Fournier, tried to pawn an old Sega Genesis console at American Pawn.

It happened Tuesday a little after 5 p.m.

When workers at the shop checked the console after receiving it, they found an amount of crystal meth inside the game cartridge slot.

They immediately called police, who tracked down Fournier and arrested him.

He was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

There was no word on whether the Sega Genesis console was in working condition.

See pictures of the suspect and an example of an old-school Sega Genesis game at WALB

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