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      Mistaken caller tips off police to a surprise find

      The Cordele Police Department arrested 51-year-old Durward Higgins on drug charges after someone misreported him as a possible thief / Crisp County Sheriff's Office


      The Cordele Police Department arrested a man on drug charges after someone misreported him as a possible thief.

      The caller thought 51-year-old Durward Higgins, was trying to steal, but noticed the man throw something away as police approached him. After searching the trashcan, investigators found a bottle of painkillers that weren't prescribed to Higgins.

      Higgins was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

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