On Tuesday, September 16 at approximately 2 P.M. the Echols County Sheriff’s Office responded to 157 Warren Lane, after receiving information of possible methamphetamine manufacturing occurring at the residence. Upon arrival at the residence, Sheriff Courson made contact with Garrett Grimes, 31, whom was located at a table by the back porch. Sheriff Courson received consent, from Mr. Grimes, to search the residence. A black, oval metal case with a pen containing suspected meth residue as well as foil (commonly known as a boat) with suspected meth residue on it and a bottle of prescription pills prescribed to a different subject was located in Grime’s bedroom that he shared with girlfriend Jodi Rewis, 22. In a second bedroom of the residence Deputies located a .22 rifle that the stock as well as the barrel had been sawed off, making it illegal to possess. On the back porch of the residence Deputies found a camouflage backpack that contained a complete meth lab and the components used in the manufacture process. Grimes was taken into custody and charged with felony trafficking in manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of firearm by convicted felon, felony possession of firearm/knife during commission of crime. Grimes was transported to the Lowndes County Jail for processing.
A few weeks after Grime’s arrest his girlfriend Jodi Rewis came to the Echols County Sheriff's Office where she wrote a statement that claimed she was the owner of the gun found at 157 Warren Lane at the time of the meth bust. Through investigations it was determined Rewis claimed the gun to get the firearm charges on Grimes dropped. On Friday, October 21 Rewis was arrested for felony false statements and taken to the Lowndes County Jail where she was processed.
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