A Thomson Police officer who observed the vehicle of a man with outstanding warrant charges at a home on West St. Aug. 20 ending up arresting two men on drugs and weapons charges.

Thomson Police Sgt. Chris Mullis observed a vehicle that was known to be driven by Demecus L. Lowe, 23, of the 200 block of Jones Road, parked at a home on West Street at 9:30 p.m.

Mullis said he stopped at the home because he knew that Lowe had active arrest warrants for possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana, obstructing law enforcement officers and speeding charges.

“I knocked on the door and another man, Robert Neal, answered the door. I saw Lowe and arrested him. At the same time, there was the strong smell of marijuana present on the premises,”  Mullis said.

Mullis said during a search of the home, marijuana was discovered in the  toilet, two pistols were found in the toilet tank, and a digital scale and objects related to drug packaging were found at the home.

Lowe and Robert L. Neal, 29, were arrested and booked into the McDuffie County jail.

In addition to the charges in the outstanding warrants, Lowe has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bond has not been set.

Neal, of the 1800 block of Hamilton Drive, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bond has not been set.

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