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Cleveland man with criminal past booked in Dawson County on three felonies
Daniel Kiss
Daniel Kiss.

One Cleveland man with a history of drug arrests is behind bars at the Dawson County Detention Center on a $22,200 bond. 

Following a traffic stop and the discovery of an active warrant, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Kiss, 20, at 12:41 a.m. on Oct. 22. Kiss was charged for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property. He was also charged with drug-related objects, a misdemeanor. 

In August and November of last year, Kiss was booked in White County on drug charges. One of the August 2020 charges was for allegedly trafficking cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana or methamphetamine. 

Just before midnight on Oct. 21, a DSCO deputy pulled Kiss over at a point along Ga. 400 North, just south of the Dawson-Lumpkin County Line. 

“[The] arresting officer stopped the car because it was driving 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit and was weaving within its lane of travel,” said Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson. “A subsequent check of the tag number revealed that the owner had an active warrant from another county.”

Two other officers also responded to the traffic stop. When officers searched Kiss’s car, they found a glass smoking device with a white, crystallized substance believed to be methamphetamine inside of it, alleged two warrants. 

Also located was a Davis Industries P-380 handgun within Kiss’s reach, determined to be stolen from someone in Atlanta, stated a third warrant. 

Kiss admitted that a person in Cleveland had given him the gun and that he did not intend on returning the firearm to its rightful owner.

Currently, Kiss remains in DCSO custody. 


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