Please note an arrest does not constitute a conviction.
When Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call in the Loganville area of the county on June 18, they expected to find a glass door that had been broken. What they found instead ended up with the complainant himself going to jail.
According to the WCSO incident report, Burns Garner, of 1102 Caroline Court, Loganville, reported that he returned home after 10 p.m. to find that the glass around the deadbolt on his back door was broken. He advised deputies that he was a veteran and would be armed. He disarmed when deputies arrived, but on entry they reported a strong smell of unburned marijuana. Deputies also reported that Garner had cuts on his hands and blood drops between the back door and his bedroom. He told deputies he received the injuries while trying to clean up the broken glass.
WCSO reported that Garner denied that there were drugs in the home, but did consent to a search. During that search, marijuana, Xanax pills and drug paraphernalia were allegedly located.
Garner was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (less than one ounce), possession of a Schedule IV narcotic (Xanax) and possession of drug related objects.