A sobriety checkpoint at Johnstonville Highway and I-75 carried out by Monroe County deputies on Nov. 19 resulted within the DUI arrest of a person driving a Toyota pickup, marijuana prices towards a person in a Chevrolet Silverado and drug prices towards a pair in a Honda SUV. In keeping with the report, what occurred was that Stacy Fuller, 54, of Eagles Touchdown who was touring along with his fiancé, drove as much as deputy Tyler Rodgers in his pickup round 7:30 p.m., rolled down his window, and mentioned, “I believe I made a mistaken flip.”
Rodgers might odor alcohol on the Fuller’s breath who informed him he was driving house to the McDonough space. When requested if he had been ingesting, he replied he had one beer earlier. He agreed to a breathalyzer check and obtained out and leaned towards his pickup to blow into the sensor. The deputy requested when he drank the beer and he answered round 5 or 6:30 p.m. After admitting he had drunk two beers, Fuller failed the sphere sobriety check, was handcuffed and brought to jail for DUI. His fiancé was permitted to drive away within the Toyota.
Kelron Howard, 46, of McDonough then rolled as much as the ready deputies in a black Silverado additionally round 7:30 p.m. with out carrying a seatbelt and with the motive force’s window down. Sgt. Sam Leggett might instantly odor marijuana and had him pull over and step out of his pickup. Howard informed the sergeant that he solely had a private use quantity of marijuana within the car.
Leggett discovered a bag of marijuana within the truck and informed Howard it must be weighed earlier than he might decide if the cost was a felony or misdemeanor. Howard informed him it was undoubtedly lower than an oz. He was handcuffed and brought to jail within the transport van. After weighing the bag on the sheriff’s workplace, it was decided it contained 36 grams of marijuana, properly over an oz, and a warrant was obtained for felony possession. He was additionally cited for the seatbelt violation.
At 9:30 p.m., a burgundy Honda CR-V pulled as much as the checkpoint and James Lockhart, 22, of Statesboro, rolled down his window and handed Rodgers his driver’s license. The deputy might odor marijuana had him pull over to the shoulder and exit the car. Passenger Isabella Miller, 19, of Savanah, remained within the automobile whereas Rodgers requested Lockhart if he had been smoking marijuana. Lockhart replied he had been smoking earlier however there was nothing contained in the car. Rodgers additionally had Miller exit the automobile and he or she informed him there was nothing inside and that they didn’t smoke marijuana.
A small bag with 4 multi-colored drugs of suspected MDMA was discovered inside a black purse within the again seat. Miller admitted the purse was hers however mentioned the MDMA didn’t belong to her. When requested who it belonged to, she informed Rodgers, “I’m about to pee my pants.”
Rodgers additionally discovered a white bag behind the motive force’s seat with 4 luggage of marijuana, a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms, and $1,589 money.
After Lockhart and Miller have been handcuffed, Lockhart spoke up and admitted the whole lot was his. Rodgers might be searching for warrants on each for distributing marijuana and distributing medication. The Honda was turned over to Watts Wrecker Service.
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