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Suspicious Male Found with Brass Knuckles and Meth

LaGrange Police have arrested a man on felony drug charges after he was found in possession of a drug filled syringe at a local convenience store.

The whole incident investigation began Thursday night about 9:14 p.m., when officers with the La-Grange Police were called to the Marathon fuel station on Lafayette Parkway in reference to a suspicious male.

Police were advised that the male appeared to be on some sort of drug and that he left a duffle bag outside the store near the ice machine.

Officers arrived on scene and observed male walking in between the aisles inside of the store matching the suspect’s description, so they began to watch the male from outside the store thinking he might be attempting to shoplift.

After some time, police went inside and made contact with the male, who identified himself as Daniel Hockett, and he agreed to speak with officers outside.

While speaking with Hockett, officers conducted a consensual search of his person and he was found to be carrying a set of brass knuckles in his pocket.

Hockett also admitted the blue duffle bag near the ice machine belonged to him and agreed to it being searched. The bag was then searched and officers located several pieces of drug paraphernalia and amounts of suspected methamphetamine.

Police say the duffle bag was found to contain a pink zippered case, which held a glass smoking container suspected crystal methamphetamine, a butane lighter, a set of digital scales, and an already loaded syringe containing a clear substance believed to be liquid methamphetamine.

Hockett was then placed under arrest and taken into custody.

As a result of the investigation, Hockett, age 22, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

As of press time, Hockett is being held at the Troup County Jail under $6,000 bond.