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Page 6B April 4, 2018 iR porter Continued from 6B Man arrested after falling asleep with loaded gun outside Teagle Road home A 45-year-old white Ma- con man was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after an incident at a Teagle Road home on March 27. At about 10!07 p.m Dep. Tyler Rodg- ers went to a Teagle Road home about a dnmk man parked in a driveway with a gun. When Rodg- ers arrived, he" saw a red 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier in which the male driver was asleep with a Clerke .32-caliber revolver in his lap. Sgt. Kirk Seckinger woke up the driver and told him to put the gun in the passenger floorboard. The driver, who complied, said he didn't know where he was or how he got there. Dispatchers determined the driver was wanted for a parole violation and was also a convicted felon. Dis- patchers also determined the gun, which was loaded and had already been fired, was not stolen. Rodgers then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail. d er charged with crack cocaine possession after traffk stop A 29-year-old black Forsyth man was arrested and charged with posses- sion of crack cocaine after a traffic stop on Hill Circle on March 28. At about 12:17 a.m Cp1. Thomas Haskins saw a gold 1999 Mercury Marquis failing to maintain its lane on North Lee Street Hasldns stopped the vehicle on Hill Circle and determined the male drwer s hcense was sus- pended. Haskins then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where Officer Standifer found a plastic bag containing crack co-' caine in the driver's pocket The driver was also charged with crossing guard lines with drugs, driving while license suspended and failure to maintain lane. Deputies d'ncover 162 pills, rnor ana in car during 1-475 stop on March 28 A 22-year-old white Oc- ala, Fla. man was arrested and charged with drugs not in original container after deputies found 162 pills inside his vehicle during a traffic stop on 1-475 South on March 28. At about 4:20 a.m CpI. Thomas Haskins saw a white 1995 Acura In- tegra with a Florida license plate traveling 89 mph in a 70 mph zone on 1-475 South near mile marker 11. Haskins smelled a strong odor of chemicals com- ing from the car and the male driver appeared very nervous. The driver, who denied having anything illegal inside the car, said the smell might be burnt oil. The driver then refused to allow Haskins to search, so Cpl. Wade Kendrick of the Forsyth Police Depart- ment deployed his K-9 dog Rocky, who alerted on the car. The driver then admitted to having some marijuana on the passenger side floorboard. Haskins and Dep. Perry Fitzgerald then searched the car and found inside a black bag on the passenger floorboard: raw marijuana, a plastic bag containing two dif- ferent types of white pills and a glass pipe for smok- ing marijuana. They also found inside a suitcase in the trunk a medicine bottle with the label scratched off containing a large/tuantity of yellow pills. The driver, who said the pills were Hydrocodone, Ibuprofin and Neuroxin, said he "got them" from a family mem- ber who had a prescription for them. The driver said all of the drugs in the vehicle belonged to him. Haskins then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail while a female passenger and a young child in the back seat were not arrested. The driv- er was alSO charged with possession of a controlled substance, speeding and possession of marijuana. Haskins later determined there were 145 Gabapentin pills, 9 Ibuprofen pills and 8 Hydrocodone pills inside the vehicle. Deputy discovers no evidence of neighbor giving antifreeze to dog At about 8:56 p.m. on March 27, Dep. Tyler Rodgers went to a Blount Road home where a man said his stepson's dog had been throwing up anti- freeze since about 4 p.m. that day. The man said five of his stepson's dogs had been poisoned with antifreeze over the past 18 months. The man said the dogs will go onto a male neighbor's property, and he said the neighbor has made threatening posts on Facebook about the dogs. Rodgers then met with the neighbor, who said the dogs come onto his property and chase his cats. The neighbor then denied poisoning the stepson's dogs and said he doesn't have any antifreeze at his home. However, the neigh- bor admitted his daughter posted on Facebook about the dogs. The neighbor said he would not harm any dog on his property unless it posed a threat to him or his family. Rodgers then searched the neighbor's property and did not find any trace of antifreeze. At about 11:35 p.m. on March 27, Rodgers returned to the neighbor's home after the neighbor said a trespasser had come onto his prop-"Well you can see pretty erty. The neighbor said his good:' The driver admit- dog began barking at which ted to having consumed a point he heard someone couple of beers but said he yell, "I know you killed my spilled one on the floor- dog:' The neighbor said the board. Thompson then trespasser then ran through spotted a vacuum-sealed the woods toward the step- bag of marijuana on the son's home but he could driver's side door pocket not identify the culprit. The The driver then failed a neighbor said he also found field sobriety test. Thomp- a clear jar in his yard con- son then searched the truck taining beef bouillon cubes and also found a white that his dog was chewing crack cocaine rock and a on that had not been in glass pipe used for smoking his yard earlier that night, crack cocaine. Thompson Rodgers then met with the then took the driver to the stepson, who smelled of Monroe County Jail, wh re alcohol. The stepson said the driver tested positive he drank a lot that night for less than the legal limit and had just arrived home. of alcohol. The driver was The stepson then denied also charged with having going onto his neighbor's no seatbelt, possession of property and said his own marijuana and possession dog had recovered from of drug related objects. the antifreeze. Man arrested after 21 bags of weed, crack cocaine fooncl $1,7OO cash hidden in vehide during in gym shorts Bmokwood Dr. stop A 32-year-old black For- A 62-year-old black syth man was arrested and Forsyth man was arrested charged with possession of and charged with posses- marijuana with intent to sion of crack cocaine after a distribute after a traffic stop traffic stop on Brookwood on Indian Springs Drive on Drive on March 23. At March 24. At about 12:38 about 11:36 p.m CpI. John a.m Dep. Christian Sawley Thompson saw a green and Cpl. John Thompson 2010 Ford F-150 in which saw a black Chevrolet the male driver was not Impaki failing to maintain wearing a seatbelt while its lane on Indian Springs traveling on MLK Drive. Drive. Deputies stopped Thompson then stopped the car at the intersec- the truck on Brookwood tion of Indian Springs Drive, and the driver Drive and Mize Street and asked what he been had smelled marijuana coming stopped for. Thompson, from inside the vehicle. The who smelled alcohol on the male driver admitted to driver, told him he stopped having smoked marijuana him for not wearing his about 30 minutes prior but seatbelt. The driver replied, denied having any drugs in his possession. Sawley, who saw a large bulge coming from the front of the driv- er's pants, asked the driver about it. The driver replied that he had money in his gym shorts. When ques- tioned again by Thomp- son, the driver admitted to having marijuana bags inside his pants. Thompson then ordered the driver to remove his blue jeans and take the drugs out of his gym shorts underneath. Thompson then shook the driver's shorts and multiple bags of marijuana and a bag of Ecstasy fell out. When Thompson then asked the driver if he sold drugs, the driver repiied, "Yeah, I sell a little weed" Deputies determined the driver had in his posses- sion 21 bags of marijuana in all, one bag of Ecstasy and $1,706 in cash. Hawley then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with failure to maintain lane and possession of a controlled substance. Alma man hides nmthamphetomine in trunk containers by deputy A 32-year-old black Alma man was arrested and charged with traffick- ing methamphetamine after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on March 25. At about 12:13 a.m Cp1. John Thompson arid Dep. Christian Sawley saw a gray 2006 Chrysler 300 without tag lights or valid insurance traveling on 1-75 South near mile marker 189. The male driver told Sawley he had insurance and began looking for it inside his car. After a short time, Thompson then asked the driver ffhad located his insurance card yet at which point the driver's hands began shaking uncontrol- lably and his voice started cracking. The driver told deputies he was coming from a funeral in Atlanta. Thompson then asked the driver who passed away at which point the driver respondM, "Who passed :. away?" right back. Thomp- son again asked the driver- who had died, and the driver said it was a friend. Thompson asked the driver why he was so nervous, and the driver said it was because of his insurance. The driver, who called his mother in an effort to find his insurance card, then allowed deputies to search. his car. When Thompson tried to open the trunk, " the driver said it doesn't work and he doesn't use it. Thompson then pulled down the back seat and saw inside the trunk two large Tupperware containers of methamphetamine. The driver first denied knowing of the methamphetamine betore telling deputies he was "making a run" and denied selling. Thompson then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with having no tag lights and having no insurance. Dep- uties later determined there was 3 pounds, 10 ounces of methamphetamine inside ii the vehicle Stonehill Drive resident reports theft of numerous tools, utility vehicle At about 8:02 a.m. on March 22, a male Stonehill Road resident told Dep. Timothy Campfield that someone stole items from his vehicle during the night. The resident said he parked his vehicle at about 6:15 p.m. the previous night and discovered when he got into his vehicle that morning that the glove box and center console were open. The resident said numerous tools were stolen from his vehicle, and his green Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle was also stolen. The resident said his wife's vehicle had also been entered and $50 was stolen. Two neighbors also said their vehicles had been entered as well but nothing was missing from them. A Hwy. 41 South resident also said her vehicle was entered but nothing was i missing from it either. 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