Weapon, drugs found near Pulaski Co. double homicide crime scene

Dennis Penix / Bibb County Sheriff's Office

PULASKI COUNTY, Ga. --Authorities recovered the weapon believed to be used in Tuesday's double homicide in Pulaski County.

According to Sheriff Danny Brannen, a 9 mm handgun, a small amount of drugs and a small amount of cash were found in a wooded area near Sandridge Church Road around 10:30 a.m.

The Georgia State Patrol Dive Team assisted sheriff's deputies and Georgia Bureau of Investigation by searching a nearby pond.

"One of the Georgia State Patrol Dive Team's men were just looking in that area and was able to see it and locate it," Brannen said. "And our GBI agent was able to gather evidence and took it to Macon Crime Lab for it to be analyzed."

Kelvin Thompson and Jamal Quainton were found shot and killed early Tuesday morning.

The suspect, Dennis Penix, was captured in Macon around 10:30 a.m. the same day.

Brannen said he believes the double homicide resulted from a drug deal gone wrong.

Penix is being held without bond on two counts of malice murder. He appeared before a Magistrate judge on Thursday morning and will move to Superior Court in the coming days.

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