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Georgetown man arrested for possession of illegal pills

Gary Nolan (Source: Quitman County Sheriff's Office) Gary Nolan (Source: Quitman County Sheriff's Office)
GEORGETOWN, GA (WTVM) -

A Georgetown man was arrested last week for possession of a large number of pharmaceutical pills for which he had no prescription. 

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at about 8:52 p.m. Quitman County Sheriff's Deputies Ted Bell and David Boatright arrested 50-year-old Gary Nolan.

The pills included oxycontin, a pill well known for its potency and high rate of abuse.  Oxycontin sells for up to $80 per pill on the street.  The pills in Mr. Nolan's possession had a likely street value in excess of $1,000. 

"Prescription drugs have become big business for drug dealers and they have become the most abused drugs as well," said Sheriff Steve Newton. "I applaud my deputies for their vigilance while doing their jobs working this traffic case."

Nolan was stopped for a traffic violation that initiated the subsequent investigation.  After searching Nolan's vehicle he was arrested and charged with operating an unregistered vehicle, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and no proof of insurance.   

Nolan was booked into the county jail where he was released on $2,495 bond. 

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