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Former cop indicted for lying to federal agents

Former cop indicted for lying to federal agents

LILBURN, Ga. -- A former DeKalb County police officer has been charged with helping criminals steal a car.

Donald Bristol, 41, of Lilburn was arraigned Tuesday, May 31.

According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the defendant used his authority as a police officer to help two men hide the fact that they possessed a stolen car.

Bristol also made numerous false statement to law enforcement and used a sensitive database to provide his associates with information about criminal histories and outstanding arrest warrants.

"Our citizens are entitled to police officers who will obey the laws that they have sworn to enforce," Yates said. "Not only did this officer violate the law, but his criminal conduct betrayed the trust of the people of DeKalb County and its police department."

Bristol was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, May 25.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Local masonry company cited with 13 safety violations

Local masonry company cited with 13 safety violations

LILBURN, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Marietta-based company with 13 serious safety violations.

Proposed penalties for WLC Masonry Inc. total $51,300.

Action was taken after an OSHA investigator observed that workers building a brick sign and display were exposed to fall and scaffolding hazards at a work site on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.

"Even on smaller jobs such as this one, employee safety must be a priority," said William Fulcher, director of OSHA's Atlanta-East Area Office.

Four Teens Shot During "Sweet 16" Party

Four Teens Shot During "Sweet 16" Party

Snellville, GA -- Gwinnett County Police are looking for the gunman who fired a rifle into a sweet 16 birthday party on Loch Ness Lane near Snellville on Saturday night.

Four teens were shot and another was grazed by shrapnel, but they're all expected to be okay. Only one victim remained at Gwinnett Medical Center by mid-day Sunday. The victims range in age from 15 to 17.

As many as 60 people were at the home when police arrived at about 11 p.m. Police found more than two dozen shells and shell casings scattered in the street.

"The house was shot up, and people were shot," said witness Terrance Flowers. "It's been a crazy night."

UPDATE: 2nd Male Suspect Caught.......Mother of Fire Victims Held Without Bond

UPDATE: 2nd Male Suspect Caught.......Mother of Fire Victims Held Without Bond

LILBURN, GA -- UPDATE: 2nd male suspect caught. The Gwinnett Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Unit located and arrested a second man Wednesday night involved in a fatal fire incident that left three children dead last week.

Armed with the information Gwinnett deputies provided on Joseph Perez, Gwinnett Police put together a photo line-up and took out drug trafficking warrants once he was positively identified.

Gwinnett deputies with the Fugitive Unit went back to Mr. Perez’s address in College Park and arrested him for trafficking in methamphetamine. He is currently being held at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. ### END OF UPDATE

The mother of three young fire victims showed no emotion as she made her first court appearance at the Gwinnett County jail early Saturday.

Neibe Brito, 22, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine after a deadly fire at her Lilburn home on Thursday.

Police Need Help identifying Lilburn Walmart Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Police Need Help identifying Lilburn Walmart Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Lilburn, GA--  The Lilburn Police Department is currently investigating two separate instances where an unknown suspect has made purchases at our local Walmart located at 4004 Lawrenceville Highway.  The suspect has utilized a credit card with a re-encoded number that matches that of our victim’s card who lives in St. Louis. 

Police have asked residents to take a look at the high quality still photograph of the suspect as he is exiting our Walmart.  If you have any tips concerning this case please contact Detective Jeff Kinney with the Lilburn Police Department by calling 770-638-2182.