LUMPKIN, Ga. (WRBL) — A Lumpkin, Georgia, man is facing over twenty charges relating to drug and gang activity, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Jamarion Arkeiaz Beauford faces the following charges:

  • three counts of possession of narcotics
  • three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • possession of drug related objects
  • tampering with evidence
  • contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • 14 counts of “participation in criminal street gang activity prohibited”

This investigation began after the Lumpkin Police department conducted a traffic stop involving Beauford and a minor.

The GBI says Beauford attempted to get away before he stopped for the officer.

A search of where Beauford previously stopped led officials to find a bookbag containing marijuana, cocaine and prescription opioid pills. An AR-15 rifle, a FKM 9MM handgun and a Glock Model 22 .40 caliber handgun were also found,

Beauford was taken to Randolph County Jail.

Further investigation led officials to determine Beauford is a member of a criminal street gang.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI’s Americus office at (229) 931-2439. Tips can be submitted anonymously at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477) or online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online.

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