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Coffee County

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OnlineAthens: News: Sheriff protected pot fields; Coffee deputies were offered part of profits 08/18/01

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DOUGLAS -- The late Coffee County Sheriff Carlton Evans recruited his deputies to provide protection for marijuana growers in exchange for a third of their profits , according to recently unsealed federal court documents.Those payoffs were to have been split between the former sheriff , Evans' younger brother , Sage Evans , and three other members of the sheriff's department , court records show.Seven men , including two former officers in the Coffee County Sheriff's Department , have pleaded guilty to conspiring to grow more than 100 marijuana plants as part of a scheme in which Carlton Evans and others were indicted last year.The late sheriff fled his home and shot himself to death when federal and state agents tried to arrest him Oct. 3 on drug charges stemming from a yearlong investigation.Maj. Benjamin Hodge , 38 , who was Evans' chief deputy , and Lt.

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''Where is the hard evidence , the recorded conversation with Carlton Evans and any evidence that he benefited'' from illegal activity? , Wiggins said. ''The family has not benefited from any great influx of cash during his tenure as sheriff of Coffee County.''.Wiggins represents Evans' wife , Karlene , in suits asserting that state and federal agents violated her rights when they entered her home the day they tried to arrest Evans.


Marijuana.Com

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In October, the sheriff of neighboring Coffee County, Carlton Evans, killed himself after police officers arrived to arrest him.He faced similar charges of participating in a scheme to grow and distribute marijuana.

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Mr. Evans' former chief deputy and a captain in the department also were indicted last fall, along with a half-dozen other men.They are being tried together in federal court; the trial is scheduled to begin in February.
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Coffee County Sheriff Carlton Evans killed himself moments before he was to be arrested on federal drug charges.His brother, brother-in-law, and a former deputy and former captain, were indicted for growing more than 1,000 marijuana plants.Their trial is scheduled for February.
The Coffee County deputy and former captain had previously been arrested for manufacturing marijuana in adjacent Irwin County, along with a sheriff's department lieutenant.In that October 1999 case, Irwin County deputies seized about 350 marijuana plants growing near the Irwin County-Coffee County line.
Date: January 25, 2001
Source: The Augusta Chronicle


Other Cops in the News

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Bryant was sent to a mobile home park in Broxton, a town of 1,600, to help evict Willie Mitchell, 55, for failure to pay rent on his lot, Sheriff Carlton Evans said.

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``This should have been one of the simplest things in law enforcement work, moving a sorry joker who won't pay his rent,'' Evans said.
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Bryant was sent to a mobile home park in Broxton, a town of 1,600, to help evict Willie Mitchell, 55, for failure to pay rent on his lot, Sheriff Carlton Evans said.
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``This should have been one of the simplest things in law enforcement work, moving a sorry joker who won't pay his rent,'' Evans said.


NORML of South Puget Sound: Movement News

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Coffee County , FL -- The late Coffee County Sheriff Carlton Evans recruited his deputies to provide protection for marijuana growers in exchange for a third of their profits , according to recently unsealed federal court documents.

Those payoffs were to have been split between the former sheriff , Evans' younger brother , Sage Evans , and three other members of the sheriff's department , court records show.
Seven men , including two former officers in the Coffee County Sheriff's Department , have pleaded guilty to conspiring to grow more than 100 marijuana plants as part of a scheme in which Carlton Evans and others were indicted last year.The late sheriff fled his home and shot himself to death when federal and state agents tried to arrest him Oct. 3 on drug charges stemming from a yearlong investigation.
Maj. Benjamin Hodge , 38 , who was Evans' chief deputy , and Lt.
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Where is the hard evidence , the recorded conversation with Carlton Evans and any evidence that he benefited'' from illegal activity? , Wiggins said.
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Instead of seizing the marijuana and conducting an investigation , Carlton Evans instructed Hodge to harvest the marijuana.
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The proceeds of the sales was divided among Hodge , Harper , Carlton Evans and Sage Evans , Lee said in his plea agreement.


Georgia Coastlines 07/17/01

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The brother of the late Coffee County Sheriff Carlton Evans is scheduled to stand trial next month on federal drug charges along with eight other South Georgia men including two former sheriff's department officials.

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Carlton Evans fatally shot himself Oct. 1 in woods near his Ambrose home when FBI and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents came to arrest him on a federal indictment alleging that he participated in a marijuana growing and distribution operation.
Also indicted were his brother , Sage Daniel Evans , his brother-in-law , Jerry Pool Powell , his former chief deputy , Benjamin Hodge , former captain Dewey Wayne Harper , Lewis Gary Harper , Keith Allen Spivey , Brian Clifton Fussell , Dennis Franklin Griffin and Richard Davis.The Harpers are neighbors but not related.
Carlton Evans and the others were indicted by a federal grand jury in Macon on a charge of conspiring to manufacture and possess more than 1 , 000 marijuana plants with the intent to distribute them.
--Teresa Stepzinski
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