Sheriff Darren Mitchum told 41NBC deputies found cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana, and heroine during five separate traffic stops on I-16. As of now, Sheriff Mitchum doesn’t believe any of the busts are related.
A deputy stopped 28 year-old Marcus Anthony on February 24th for speeding. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license. When the deputy searched the car, he found a small amount of marijuana and more than two pounds of cocaine. Anthony is charged with trafficking cocaine, illegal possession of a controlled substance, and multiple moving violations.
On February 25th, deputies pulled over 28 year-old Montavious Young for a turn signal violation. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Young drove away. During the chase, Young threw two bags of what deputies suspect is marijuana out of the car. Young lost control of the car and crashed. He wasn’t injured. Deputies searched the car and found a large amount of marijuana. Young is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and multiple traffic violations.
A deputy pulled over 31 year-old Darrell Hall for an equipment violation a week ago. His driver’s license was suspended and there was a warrant out for his arrest in Crisp County. The deputy arrested Hall and searched his car. He found more than a pound of marijuana. Hall is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and other drug related objects.
On Monday, a deputy pulled over 21 year-old Joshua Swinford for a window tint violation. The deputy noticed a Xanax pill in the car. Hall was arrested for possession of pills without a prescription. The deputy then found heroine inside Swinford’s pocket and shoe. He’s also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
A deputy also pulled over 30 year-old Harry Davis on Monday for a window tint violation. Thirty-nine year-old Chad Smith was in the passenger seat. The deputy smelled marijuana in the car. He searched it and found two joints and a locked safe in the backseat. Inside the safe was more than two pounds of crystal meth. Davis and Smith are charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
Sheriff Mitchum said his deputies see a lot of drug trafficking on I-16. He has a warning to all violators: if you bring drugs into Twiggs County, you will be caught.