Search warrant in Athens leads to arrests

Rene Tyrone Harper, 31, of Vine Street, and Carlos Antonio Harper, 35, of Cook Drive were arrested Thursday in connection with a search warrant authorities executed at a Martin Court residence, Athens-Clarke County police said.

As police arrived with the warrant, Rene Harper sped off in a pickup truck and subsequently collided with a van, police said.

Details of the accident, which was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, were not immediately available.

The younger Harper was booked into the Clarke County Jail on charges of reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, improper backing and failure to obey stop and yield signs.

Police said when searching the Martin Court residence they found and seized an undisclosed amount of marijuana and cash. Both Harpers were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

 

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