SPD seize drugs and gun during arrest

Crime & Safety
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Police’s Violent Crimes Task Force and Central Precinct officers arrested a man and seized both drugs and a loaded firearm late Sunday night.

Around midnight on March 26, officers noticed a Buick Century that was traveling north on Montgomery Street towards Victory Drive making various traffic infractions. Officers stopped the vehicle at W. Victory Drive at Bull Street, and a K-9 unit alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics.

After a search of the car, officers seized individual bags of marijuana, individual bags of powder cocaine and a loaded firearm.

The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Justin Pinckney, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (cocaine), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of drug-related objects.

“Savannah Police will continue to utilize our resources and the Violent Crimes Task Force to focus on individuals committing crimes in our neighborhoods and illegally carrying guns,” said Chief Roy Minter. “Operations that result in the seizure of narcotics and the arrest of prolific offenders, pushes us one step closer to reducing violent crime in Savannah. We are committed to the community and will continue to be vigilant in this effort.”

Anyone with information on illegal activity can call The Savannah Police Department tip line at 912-525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Callers remain anonymous and could qualify for a cash reward.

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