SAVANNAH, GA (February 14, 2019) –Savannah Police’s Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a 26-year-old male and seized drugs and a stolen firearm from him on February 13.

Task Force officers received information that there was illegal activity being performed in the Robbie Robinson Park located at Pendleton Street and Meadow Avenue. Around 4 p.m., officers attempted to make contact with a male in the park, now identified as Jomo Badger. Badger fled from officers on foot, and after a short pursuit, was apprehended.

Officers found that Badger was in possession of seven marijuana edibles, 3.7 grams of cocaine, 21 ecstasy pills, 2.5 Xanax pills, 23.6 grams of marijuana, a stolen firearm and cash.

Badger was booked into the Chatham County Detention Center without incident and faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute ( 2 counts), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, theft by receiving a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, obstruction by fleeing and various additional drug and firearm charges.

“The community is continuing to step up and collaborate with us as we move forward in creating a safer city,” said Chief Roy Minter. “Our Violent Crimes Task Force will continue to be vigilant in removing guns and drugs from our neighborhoods.”