Roderick Hogan

A 35-year-old Irwinton man recently was arrested on drug charges in Baldwin County, local authorities say.

The man was identified as Roderick Jamal Hogan, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. Jerome Roberts.

Hogan, who was arrested on Jan. 10, was charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects, records show.

After his arrest, Hogan was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where he was jailed.

Deputy Benjamin Forbus was dispatched to a residence on Barnes Avenue in reference to several gunshots being fired.

“Due to the number of calls, I went to the area with him,” Roberts said. “Once in the area, I began looking for possible suspects or anyone in the area that might possibly know what was going on.”

Roberts said while driving through The Milledgeville Manor Apartments on the 1400 block of South Jefferson  Street, he spotted a man wearing a black mask, purple shirt and gray pants.

The deputy said he turned the spotlight of his patrol car on the man and the man removed his mask.

Roberts said he stepped out of his patrol car and told the man to walk to the front of his car.

“Due to the circumstances, I conducted a Terry frisk,” Roberts said.

During the search, Roberts said he felt a bulge in his left front pants pocket.

The item turned out to be a bowl, which later was removed.

Roberts said he also removed an object that turned out to be a pink glass pipe smoking device that contained suspected methamphetamine residue.

A plastic bag that was discovered also contained a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

The deputy then arrested the man, later identified as Hogan.

Deputy David Watson later took the suspect to the county jail, while Roberts assisted Forbus with what turned out to be a drive-by shooting investigation.

No one was injured in the shooting, but a house on the 100 block of Barnes Avenue was damaged by bullets.

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