Stolen drug tests recovered from suspect’s house

A Toccoa man was arrested recently after it was discovered that he had allegedly burglarized the Stephens County Drug Court Office on West Tugalo Street.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, the incident occurred on November 18, after officers were dispatched to the Courthouse Annex Building in reference to a burglary.

Mize says upon arrival officers discovered the Stephens County Drug Court’s office door had been pried open and several drug testing kits were stolen.

During the investigation, officers received information on a possible suspect, identified as 48-year-old Marcus Adams, of Toccoa.

It was discovered that Adams had a dirty drug screen the previous week.

During a 4th Amendment Search of Adams’ residence some of the testing supplies were recovered.

It was also found that Adams had been in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend the previous night.

Adams was arrested and charged with burglary, theft by taking and interfering with government property.

In the family violence investigation, Adams was charged with Battery against a Pregnant Female.

He was transported to the Stephens County Jail.