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Anti-Bullying Fundraiser Aug. 24
New "CRAZY CLOWN" Drug Hits GA Streets
Bulloch County Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary
"CRAZY CLOWN" DRUG Hits Streets In Georgia, In the last 24 hours, at least eight patients in Southeast Ga. have been hospitalized; some patients have been admitted to intensive care and are on life support. " The substance is sold under the names Crazy Clown or Herbal Madness Incense, among others, " Effingham Co Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

The substance is most commonly smoked or burned in a small bowl and inhaled.

Please be aware that convenience stores and smoke shops in your jurisdiction could be endangering lives by selling this drug. It's active ingredient is unknown.

"Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, weakness, cardiac problems, but of note some subjects are experiencing paralysis," Effingham Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said. " Several were admitted to intensive care and are on life support. The drug has been sent to the crime lab for testing, " Ehsanipoor said.

" The CDC is now investigating, concerned about effect of "Crazy Clown" on other users across the country. Right now, all we can do is issue a warning until we obtain further results regarding the ingredients, " Ehsanipoor said.

BCSO deputies responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Mill Creek Rd. Wednesday on a report of a residential burglary alarm going off. Upon arrival, deputies were notified by an alert neighbor that said a white male had been seen walking away from the home where the alarm had been activated. The neighbor reported seeing the suspect walking into the woods near the home.

According to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Cpt. Todd Hutchens and Cpt. Rick Rountree were searching an abandoned mobile home in the area when they located the suspect hiding in the bathroom, who was later identified as Richard Gordon Willis, 39, of Mill Creek.

Deputies and investigators that responded to the area determined that there was attempted forced entry to the residence. They then launched an extensive search of the woods near the home in search of the suspect.

Willis was taken into custody and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he was charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and criminal trespass. He is being held without bond pending further judicial action.

Willis has an extensive theft and drug history in multiple states throughout the Southeastern U.S.
Sheriff Anderson would like to commend the alert neighbor who was able to assist deputies in apprehending Willis. He asks that the public continue to report any suspicious activity by calling 911 immediately.
Georgia Southern University along with the city of Statesboro and U.S. Representative John Barrow, will announce a $1.1 million grant from the Economic Development Administration Thursday.

The federal grant will be used to expand the city campus. Everyone is invited to attend Thursday's big announcement about the EDA grant at 3:30 p.m. at the University's City Campus on East Main Street in Statesboro.
Grant Recieved to Expand GSU