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Loud music leads VPD to arrest of cocaine dealer

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VALDOSTA, Ga.— On Monday, officers confronted a parked car blasting loud music on Hudson Street. As officers spoke with the car owner they noticed narcotics in the vehicle. The owner, later identified as Larry Hunter, attempted to run, but but was detained after a brief foot pursuit. Hunter was charged with a number of crimes related to drug possession and obstruction of an officer.

Press Release:

On March 9, 2020, at approximately 10:05 pm., officers with the Valdosta Police Department observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road in the 500 block of Hudson Street, with loud music emitting from inside. While speaking with the owner of the vehicle, identified as Larry Hunter, officers observed narcotics in the vehicle. Officers recovered a quantity of cocaine from the vehicle, along with objects that are used in narcotics sales. As officers began to detain Hunter, he physically resisted arrest and ran from the officers. 

After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to detain Hunter and he was transported to Lowndes County Jail
on the following charges:

  • Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute-felony;
  • Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a park-felony;
  • Possession of drug-related objects
  • Obstruction of an officer.

Our department has received complaints about narcotics activity in this area. Officers have done an outstanding job in stepping up the concentrated patrols to help citizens take their community back.

Chief Leslie Manahan