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Police search for missing Grayson man

COVINGTON -- The Gwinnett County Police Department is searching for a Grayson man who failed to report to work at his Covington employer a week ago.

Derek Woodston Buford, 42, is employed in Covington at Southeastern Building Supply on Clark Street.

According to GCPD, he left his home for an unknown location on Aug. 22, and has not been seen since. He was driving a 2005 silver Mazda Tribute (tag number BZK 0784).

"Buford has some medical issues which are of concern and left home without his medication," said Cpl. Jake Smith of the Gwinnett Police. "(He) may be in medical distress."

Since Buford works in Covington, police say he could be anywhere in the four-county area of Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale or Walton counties.

He is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information concerning the missing man is asked to call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.