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Careless pedestrian faces drug, weapon charges after run-in with police
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According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a pedestrian was arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department last Thursday after deputies found him carrying marijuana, rolling papers, and a knife.David Howard Dixon, 43, has been charged with unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. His bonds total $6,000 and his court date is May 12. Ray said that a deputy saw Dixon crossing Highway 56 on foot on May 5.Dixon was allegedly questioned by the deputy after a vehicle had to pull into the turning lane to avoid hitting him.The deputy reportedly saw a knife in Dixon's back pocket.As the deputy spoke to him, Dixon allegedly turned toward the officer and grabbed for the knife.The deputy drew his weapon and ordered Dixon to put up his hands.Dixon complied, and put the knife back into his pocket.In addition to the weapon, the deputy reportedly found a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in Dixon’s pocket.During an inventory of his property, the officer also found pack of rolling papers in dixon’s wallet.Meanwhile, Matthew Lee Tinsley was issued cited on May 3 for possession of drug paraphernalia.Ray reports that a deputy was called to Tinsley's residence by the Department of Children Services.Upon arrival, the officer spoke to Tinsley and asked him if he had anything illegal in the home.Tinsley produced some paraphernalia.Upon a further search, the officer also found multiple needles, straws, gloves, and spoons.