NWGA Scanner | June 9th, 2022

Kingston man found in possession of stolen motorcycle and distributing meth during search warrant in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On June 1st, 2022, at 3:55 PM, Sgt. Clayton with CID responded to 309 Boulder Road in reference to an Investigator locating a stolen motorcycle in the driveway of the residence. According to the report, “Inv. Webb was working on a tip that stolen property had been sold or attempted to be sold. When he drove by the residence on Boulder Road, he observed a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle in the driveway with an Alabama tag. The tag returned as a stolen vehicle out of Alabama. While we were attempting to make contact at the residence, Sgt. Nails with CID began to type a search warrant for the property. Detectives tried to make contact with the occupant of the house for the course of about 45 minutes to an hour while the search warrant was being typed and signed. According to the report, “Sgt. Nails contacted Sgt. Clayton advised that the warrant was signed, and the investigator began to announce over the public announce system in his vehicle that the occupants needed to exit the residence and that they had a search warrant for the residence and property.” After several attempts to get the occupants to come out, Sgt. Clayton retrieved a ram and breached the door with one swing. Once inside, Sgt. Clayton took Joshua Winfield Pilcher, 41, of Kingston, into custody. The stolen motorcycle, a large amount of methamphetamine that was packaged in multiple baggies, a large amount of marijuana that was packaged in multiple baggies, a growing marijuana plant, pipes, guns, and digital scales were all recovered during the search warrant. Pilcher was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession/distribution of marijuana, and theft by receiving stolen property.