Dustin Luther Wilkes
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Woodstock man allegedly tried to take cocaine into SunTrust Park for Braves game

A baseball fan got only one strike before being escorted out of SunTrust Park last week. 

Dustin Luther Wilkes, 39, of Woodstock, is accused of trying to sneak cocaine into the ballpark last Wednesday during the Braves’ game against the New York Mets, according to a Cobb County arrest warrant.

About 9:30 p.m., he was stopped by security at the right field gate and asked to take off his cowboy-style boots after setting off a metal detector, the warrant said. He complied, but he allegedly grabbed something from inside one of his boots and placed it in his pants pocket.

Security asked for Wilkes to pull out whatever he put in his pocket, and he tried to hide it in his left hand while turning his pockets inside out, the warrant said. He eventually showed a baggie filled with a white powder, which authorities said was cocaine.

He was then arrested on a felony possession of cocaine charge. It’s unclear how much of the substance he allegedly possessed.

He was released from the Cobb County jail Thursday morning on a $3,520 bond, jail records show.

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