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Operation Wrong Exit results in confiscations

7 pounds, 3 ounces and between seven and eight thousand dollars worth of illegal drugs.

That's how much Twiggs County confiscated in 24 hours last weekend during Operation Wrong Exit.

Operation Wrong Exit was a DUI and license checkpoint that involved 10 other law enforcement agencies. They set up annually right around Saint Patrick's Day.

It has a sign that leads drivers to believe police are actually an exit ahead.

So many cars would get off the highway early, only to find law enforcement waiting.

Officers made 134 arrests, 19 of which were people wanted by the state for crimes ranging from violating probation to burglary.

Operation Wrong Exit findings expected Thursday

They found guns, drugs, drunk drivers and fugitives during a traffic detail over the weekend on Interstate 16 in Twiggs County.

Deputy Chief Billy Boney told 13WMAZ Wednesday they'll be announcing and displaying what authorities found during the traffic stop dubbed "Operation Wrong Exit."

Read more about Operation Wrong Exit here.

13WMAZ will cover Thursday's news conference. Check back for more details.

Robins Union election redo Tuesday

Robins Union election redo Tuesday

Members of the union that represents several thousand Robins employees can return to the ballot box Tuesday.

The national office said the local AFGE 987 needs to redo their November election, because of some ballots found in a trash can.

Robbie Tidwell won the November election, ousting nine-year-president Tom Scott.

About 900 union members voted, putting-in a clean slate of officers. No one from Scott's ticket was reelected.

Escaped inmate may be break-in suspect

A Tattnall County jail escapee may have struck again.

Chad Everette Dasher is believed to be the suspect of a home break-in on Saturday, according to the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office.

Dasher escaped on Jan. 24 and was believed to be in Twiggs County. Authorities thought he left the area, but now they believe he's back.

A vehicle Dasher allegedly stole from Long County was found Saturday in the 4000 block of Highway 96 in Twiggs County making authorities believe he's still in central Georgia.

A home in that block was broken into and several items, including two different shotguns, a handgun and a television were taken.

Authorities also believe Dasher took the family's gray, 1986 Volvo DL with the Georgia Tag, BFZ 4594.

Anyone who comes in contact with Dasher should call 911 and use extreme caution.

Truck overturns on I-16 in Twiggs

Interstate 16 in Twiggs County is clear again after a truck wreck Friday morning.

Twiggs County dispatchers said it happened around 8 a.m. on I-16 west., near exit 24. That's the Highway 96 exit near Jeffersonville.

The tractor-trailer truck reportedly tipped on the left-hand side, on the median strip.

Chief Deputy Billy Boney said Friday morning's rain and mist probably contributed to the accident.

He said the driver suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

The truck was removed before 10 a.m.

Tattnall County Jail inmate possibly in Twiggs County

The Twiggs County Sheriff's Office is warning everyone to be on the lookout for a man they say escaped from jail in southeast Georgia.

Chad Everette Dasher is reported to be armed and dangerous, and law enforcement asks anyone who sees him to call 911 right away. He's about 5'9" and weighs about 140 lbs. Sheriff Darren Mitchum says multiple agencies have multiple warrants out for Dasher.

Sheriff Mitchum said his office was responding to a call about a suspicious person on Highway 96 around 1:44 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. While on the way, that deputy came up on a scene that appeared to be an accident. The deputy ran the tag on the vehicle, and found it was stolen from Long County, Georgia. When the deputy contacted the Long County Sheriff's Office, investigators told him they believe Dasher stole that vehicle after escaping jail in Tattnall County in northwest of Long County.

Free pancakes at IHOP today

Free pancakes at IHOP today

Flip for flapjacks today!

Why? Because it's IHOP's annual National Pancake Day and they're free.

In return for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other designated local charities.

National Pancake Day has raised nearly $13 million to support charities, since 2006.

How are you celebrating the day? Show us what you're eating at Your Take.