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Dog struck by car hadn’t taken LSD

SNELLVILLE, GA. — Snell­ville police say a dog that was euthanized after being hit by a car did not have LSD in his system.

An incident report said dog owners Nicholas Modrich and Jamie Hughes, both 25, were believed to have given Oscar, a male dachshund mix, the hallucinogenic drug Oct. 29.

Police said Tuesday that a necropsy report shows Oscar had a broken back but had no drugs in his system.

Officers went to the couple’s home after getting reports of a man and woman running naked along a road. Police reported that Modrich and Hughes said they had taken LSD and given some to Oscar, who was missing.

Modrich and Hughes are charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a drug-related object and public indecency.

Ex-jailer guilty in drug, bribery case

ATLANTA — A 31-year-old former Fulton County Jail detention officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Akil Scott, of Lithonia, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting a bribe of $650 to help distribute cocaine inside the jail.

Prosecutors say Scott accepted $650 from an undercover agent to twice deliver seven grams of a substance he believed to be cocaine to a specific inmate.

Scott is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 16 and could receive a maximum of 20 years in prison on each charge.

Scott is the third former law enforcement officer from Fulton County to plead guilty in federal court this year.

– From wire reports


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