Regional Roundup: LHS Graduate Killed by Suicide Bomb in Afghanistan, Cops Seize $5.6 Million in Crystal Meth and Suspect Wanted for Intimidating Elderly Woman
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
LHS Graduate Killed in Afghanistan Had Distinguished Military Career -- Loganville Patch
Maj. Walter “David” Gray was the victim of one of three deadly strikes in Afghanistan this week.
Gray, 38, a 1992 Loganville High School graduate, died on Aug. 8, 2012, as a result of a suicide attack in Kunar province that left five people dead, three of them U. S. military members. Moody Air Force Base in Georgia issued a press release following the announcement of Gray’s death.
“Maj. Gray’s ultimate sacrifice is a tragic loss for the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing family,” said Col. Samuel Milam, wing commander. “He was a tremendous officer and leader. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with the Gray family and the Airmen of the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron during this difficult time.”
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Detectives Seize $5.6 Million of Crystal Meth – Alpharetta Patch
Alpharetta police detectives found 150 pounds of crystal meth valued at $5.6 million at a Collingwood Lane apartment on Aug. 8.
Most of the narcotics were packaged for delivery within the box springs of a mattress. More narcotics were found in the "finishing stage" within a small meth lab, according to a release from George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.
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Suspect Wanted for Intimidating Elderly Woman – Dunwoody Patch
A Douglasville man is wanted by Dunwoody Police for intimidating a 77-year-old woman into paying $1,500 for work that wasn't done.
Police say Gerald Jerome Davis, 30, approached a woman at her home and offered to perform yard work for "real cheap.” The work was never completed.
When the victim refused to pay, Davis reportedly became verbally aggressive. The woman wrote him a check. She then went to the bank to cancel the check, but it had already been cashed.
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