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Posted: Monday, February 4th 2013 at 1:15pm

Two Elbert County students arrested in search of high school

By Rob Moore Editor
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Cody Craig Yokeley and Crishaun La'Trez Langston
ELBERTON – A multi-agency drug sweep of Elbert County Comprehensive High School on Friday led to the arrest of two students.

Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh said the sweep was conducted at the request of the Elbert County Board of Education, and involved K-9 officers from the Georgia State Patrol, Thomson Police Department, Hartwell P.D., Hart County Sheriff’s Office, and Jefferson P.D.

Chrishaun La’Trez Langston, 18, of Elberton was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana; carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, on school property; and possession of open container of alcohol. The charges resulted from a law enforcement K-9 alerting on his vehicle.

A police incident report identifies the weapon as a Stanley box cutter, while the alcohol was an empty 705-ml bottle of Jose Cuervo Tequila.

The other student charged, 17-year-old Cody Craig Yokeley of Dewy Rose, was charged with carrying deadly weapons to or at a public gathering, detention center records show.

According to the police incident report, a five-inch blade Sog hunting knife was located in the student’s vehicle, along with nine shotgun shells.

“In addition to the K-9 units, other participants providing manpower and equipment included Elberton P.D., Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews and his deputies, officers from the Piedmont Northern Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad, the Georgia State Patrol (Washington Post 17), state probation, and Elbert County Emergency Services,” Welsh said.

Welsh is encouraged by the sweep results.

“The fact that there were only two violations discovered is in fact a good thing,” Welsh said. “We were expecting a lot more violations.”
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