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Deputies: Paine College public safety officer charged with cocaine possession

Antonio Burton was charged after a traffic stop on Tuesday at 9:04 p.m. on Fenwick Street Deputies say they smelled marijuana coming from his car. (Source: Richmond County)
Antonio Burton was charged after a traffic stop on Tuesday at 9:04 p.m. on Fenwick Street Deputies say they smelled marijuana coming from his car. (Source: Richmond County)(WRDW)
Published: May. 13, 2020 at 4:03 PM EDT
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- An on-duty Paine College public safety officer was charged with cocaine possession after deputies searched his car.

Antonio Burton was charged after a traffic stop on Tuesday at 9:04 p.m. on Fenwick Street Deputies say they smelled marijuana coming from his car.

Deputies searched the car and found evidence to charge him with possession of cocaine.

Burton was on-duty at the time of the arrest and was wearing his uniform.

Paine College officials have been alerted to Burton's arrest. No word on his employment status.

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