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Rhine Police Chief Faces Drug Charges
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A Central Georgia police officer faces drug charges for allegedly dealing in prescription drugs.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says Rhine Police Chief Kip Herman Cravey,36, was arrested and booked in the county jail Thursday night. A news release says Cravey faces two charges of illegally distributing pills and trying to buy some.

The release says Cravey furnished more than two dozen "Soma" pills to a person and tried to buy Roxicodone pills, also known as Oxycodone.

Rhine mayor, Carter Clements who's a pharmacist says he was shocked.

"We've always had a lot of confidence in Kip in his police abilities. He's done us a good job," said Clements.

Captain Tony Winborn with the Dodge County Sheriff's Office says Cravey was the only member of the Rhine Police Department. He says Cravey worked for the last Dodge County sheriff, Lawton Douglas in the narcotics unit.

"He's worked in this county for many years and some of the folks that are in jail of course he's had a hand at putting them in there. But the law equally applies to everyone, no matter who you are and what you do. No one is above the law," said Winborn.

The sheriff's office says Cravey may face additional charges.

The sheriff's office says Cravey may face additional charges.

Cravey was booked into the county jail, but has been moved to another jail for safety reasons, the release says. The Superior Court has set a bond of $20,000.

Rhine has a population of about 400 and is located in Dodge County.

 

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