The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A Towns County Sheriff’s deputy, assisted by agent from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, acting on information received from a neighboring county on Friday, September 25th, stopped a white Ford Ranger pickup suspected of being involved in numerous burglaries and thefts in several surrounding counties, as well as within Towns County.
Joshua Ryan Lowe, age 28, of Hayesville, North Carolina was arrested for one count VGCSA possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, one count VGCSA possession of less than 1oz. of marijuana, and one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Deputies recovered a large amount of property suspected to have been stolen from several counties. Towns County Sheriff’s investigators, working with investigators from Union County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Hiawassee Police Department, are attempting to identify the recovered property. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely.
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