Search warrant leads to arrest of man in Washington County

Canty was arrested on multiple drug charges Thursday / Washington County Sheriff's Office

MACON, Ga. -- A man was arrested in Tenille Thursday on multiple drug charges.

According to Washington County Sheriff Thomas Smith, 37-year-old Anthoni C. Canty is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A release from Smith says that authorities issued a search warrant at a residence on Piney Mount Rd. Thursday.

During the search, they found marijuana, cocaine, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, $345 and several firearms.

Smith said more charges are possible as the investigation continues.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections website, Canty has been previously been convicted of possession of marijuana, forgery and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

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