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Arrested Dawson County man allegedly found with over 180 LSD doses
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Dawson County authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Dawson County man who was allegedly found in possession of more than 180 doses of LSD last week. 

DRUG ARREST - Joshua Evan Simmons
Joshua Evan Simmons

In a statement to the Dawson County News, Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said that deputies arrested Joshua Evan Simmons on Friday, Jan 22, 2021, after being called to investigate reports that a male suspect was attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription at a business near Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400. 

At the scene, deputies made contact with the male suspect, later identified as Simmons, and attempted to take him into custody, Johnson said. 

“During the attempted handcuffing, Simmons pushed away from the deputy and fled on foot,” he said. “During the foot chase, the deputy deployed his Taser which promptly ended the chase.” 

Simmons was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the altercation and was found to be in possession of 184 “tabs” or doses of the hallucinogenic narcotic Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as Acid or LSD, as well as a small bottle allegedly containing liquid LSD. 

Warrants issued in this case allege that deputies found Simmons in possession of $482 in currency and a digital scale at the time of his arrest. 

Simmons has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects and obstruction of an officer. 

He is being held in the Dawson County Detention Center without bond. 

Johnson could not say whether Simmons would face additional charges stemming from allegations that he attempted to use a fraudulent prescription.