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Admitted drug dealer arrested after police chase

Sunday, February 5, 2012

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Glenn Galbraith
A Cherokee Village man faces being sentenced as a habitual offender, following a Jan. 18 Fulton County police chase and an arrest for drug possession.

Glenn Galbraith, 50, of Cherokee Village is being held in the Fulton County Jail on $200,000 bond.

According to a court affidavit, the Fulton County Sheriff's Department received a call on Jan. 18 from the Flash Market in Glencoe, concerning two vehicles parked on the property, containing people suspected of being intoxicated.

As officers went to investigate the call, the vehicles left the market, but State Police Corporal Ronnie Stewart observed one of the vehicles pass by him on Highway 62, heading toward Salem.

Stewart turned around and began pursuing the vehicle, after observing it cross the center line on a curve.

When the officer activated his lights, the vehicle accelerated and turned onto Young Road at a high rate of speed.

Stewart saw the vehicle turn onto Ridgeview Trail, and found it parked at a residence on Bushwood Lane.

As he pulled up, two people on the porch ran into the house, while the homeowner, Brenda Galbraith, sister of Glenn Galbraith, remained on the porch.

Stewart entered the home and encountered Mark Folsom, 29, of Hardy in the front room.

Folsom was apprehended for being intoxicated and "extremely argumentative" with Stewart.

After Stewart placed Folsom in his patrol car, additional officers arrived, and Brenda Galbraith answered, "just Glenn," when asked who else was in the house.

With her permission, officers re-entered the home and found Glenn Galbraith hiding in a bathroom.

A small amount of suspected marijuana was found in Galbraith's possession, and a search of his car found 12.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged in individual plastic bags, two glass smoking pipes and two bags containing 7.5 grams of suspected marijuana.

In an interview at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Galbraith told two state police investigators that he had been selling methamphetamine, marijuana and hydrocodone for the past 29 months, and had at least eight local customers.

According to the police affidavit, "Galbraith informed officers that, between him and his distributors, they have been selling about two ounces per week, and that he had already sold one gram out of the half ounce he had purchased earlier that morning."

A check of Galbraith's criminal record revealed arrests in at least four states - Arkansas, Missouri, Maryland and California - and Gailbraith had been convicted of at least nine felony offenses, including five felony convictions in the past 10 years.

Galbraith was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing to Avoid Arrest and Habitual Offender.

Fulson was charged with Public Intoxication and Interfering with Government Operations. He was released on Jan. 21 on an Own Recognizance Bond.



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