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Crack down on roads leads to four arrests
James Screven Morgan - photo by Photo by ECSO

Four people were arrested and more than two dozen citations were issued Friday night in Effingham County during a road safety check. Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, along with surrounding agencies, participated in Operation Zero Tolerance.

Law enforcement officers made three DUI arrests and seized a large quantity narcotics as well as a vehicle.

Deputies arrested James Screven Morgan, 27, of Springfield who was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in original container, possession of drug related objects, obstruction of a law enforcement officer by resisting arrest, and driving under the influence. Morgan also had active warrants for his arrest out of Chatham County.

Operation Zero Tolerance is a joint effort between state, county and local authorities, Safe Kids and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers to buckle up and to always have a designated driver. Deputies will be out in full force throughout the holiday season to ensure the safety of all motorists.