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Former Wheeler County sheriff arrested on drug charges

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) -

A former sheriff has been arrested on drug charges in Twiggs County.

Maurice Lynn Johnson, who was Wheeler County's sheriff from 2012-16, faces one count each of methamphetamine possession, possession and use of drug-related objects. According to the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office website, he's being held Saturday in the county jail.

The Telegraph  reports Johnson, of Alamo, also was cited for following a vehicle too closely and window tint and tag light violations.

Bond had not been set as of Saturday afternoon.

Johnson was arrested in January in the theft 12 bales of pine straw from private property, according to published reports.

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