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Former WSB TV anchor arrested on drug charges

(Cumming, GA-AP) October 5, 2006 - A former Atlanta television news anchor has been arrested in Forsyth County on felony cocaine charges.

Authorities arrested former WSB TV anchor Warren Savage about 5am Wednesday. Savage worked at WSB for ten years before abruptly leaving the station in September 2005.

The 42-year-old Warren already was facing a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge from August in neighboring Gwinnett County.

Forsyth County deputies arrested Savage on charges of cocaine possession and possession with the intent to distribute concaine, both felonies.

Sheriff's department spokeswoman Karleen Chalker says deputies arrested Savage outside a business in the southern part of Forsyth County as "part of an ongoing narcotics investigation."

Sheriff Ted Paxton would not say how much cocaine was involved or if others were arrested.

Savage is being held in the Forsyth County jail without bail at least until an initial hearing before a magistrate Friday.

Gwinnett County Police spokesman Corporal Darren Moloney says officers arrested Savage on August 17th after responding to the Best Western Peachtree Corners on a domestic disturbance call. Savage was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

The maximum sentence on each of the misdemeanor charges in Gwinnett is 12 months in jail. Chalker says the potential penalty for the charges filed Wednesday is 30 years in prison.

WSB TV is owned by Cox Enterprises, which also owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Posted 8:01am by Bryce Mursch

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