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Posted: April 14, 2017 4:41 p.m.

Tail light stop leads to meth arrest

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COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Decatur woman April 11 after a stop for no tail lights turned up drugs and a warrant.

According to the CPD report, Officer Matt Holbrook was patrolling the area of Washington Street  a little after 11 p.m. Tuesday when he noticed a vehicle travelling east with no tail lights. After stopping the vehicle at Washington Street and Turner Lake Road, Holbrook reportedly made contact with the driver, identified as Jessica Sexton, 32.

According to the report, as Holbrook was explaining to Sexton that she was being stopped for not having tail lights, he noticed that she was moving about a lot in the vehicle, talking very fast and laughing at nothing. This behavior, according to the report, caused Holbrook to suspect that she might be under the influence of a narcotic.

Holbrook reportedly checked Sexton’s driver’s license through dispatch and was advised that she had a warrant out of Covington.  According to the report, while Holbrook was waiting for somebody to come take custody of a juvenile in the vehicle with Sexton, he asked her if there was anything in the vehicle he needed to know about.  According to the report, Sexton told the officer that her friend had left meth in the car.

According to the report, once the juvenile was removed from the scene, Sexton was arrested. Holbrook reportedly searched the vehicle and found a brown wallet containing a meth pipe, a Mentos can with 2 small cut yellow straws, a bag of suspected methamphetamine, a bag of suspected crushed Xanax and a Motrin pack containing a white powdery substance.

According to the report, Sexton was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule IV, possession of drug related objects, a tail light violation and the outstanding warrant.

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