Man arrested at boat basin on meth-related charges

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bainbridge Public Safety arrested Shane Hoskins of Albany, Georgia, on Sunday, June 11, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule two controlled substance, driving under the influence, drugs not in original container, possession of drug related objects and theft of services.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, BPS officer Mike Prindle was dispatched to the Earle May Boat Basin in reference to a suspicious person, according to the report. Upon his arrival, Prindle saw Hoskins “slumped over the steering wheel of a white Ford Truck,” per the report.

While approaching the vehicle, Officer Prindle reported seeing a female in the passenger seat hit Hoskins to wake him up. The female made contact with Prindle first, and asked if she could drive the vehicle away and handed Prindle her license. Prindle asked if they were staying in the campground and the female responded no, but they were there to shower, according to the incident report.

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Prindle then issued a field sobriety test to Hoskins after Hoskins denied taking any drugs, per the report.

Hoskins showed signs throughout the test that pointed to drug use according to the report.

Hoskins then consented to a search of the vehicle and his person by Prindle. After searching him and finding a bulge, Hoskins admitted to having a blunt of marijuana on his person, according to the report.

After being handcuffed, dispatch came back with information that Hoskins had an active warrant out of Albany.

After the arrest, Prindle then found more miarjuana cigars, a pill bottle with pill halves and a scale, and wet cotton that tested positive for methamphetamine according to the incident report.

Hoskins was booked and taken to Decatur County Jail. This case remains active.