Felon sought after weapons, 7 pounds of marijuana seized at Georgia home

Tyrone Carruth

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Tyrone Carruth

An early morning drug bust led authorities to seven pounds of marijuana worth $21,000 and multiple firearms, according to a post on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.

Now, deputies are searching for Tyrone Carruth in connection with the case.

Authorities served a search warrant at Carruth’s Forsyth home early Friday, finding the drugs and weapons, Monroe County Deputy Marilynne Fitts told AJC.com.

No one was home during the search, she said.

Right now, Carruth’s whereabouts are unknown.

“He is local,” Fitts said. “We’re confident that we will be able to get him in custody.”

Carruth has past drug convictions out of Monroe County, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. He served two years and five months for a 2005 cocaine possession conviction. Roughly two years later, he was convicted of cocaine and marijuana possession and distribution and served a year and nine months.

He also served time for a 2001 forgery.

Carruth is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 478-994-7048.

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