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A Newton County Sheriff's Deputy arrested a man Sunday night for possession of marijuana during a routine traffic stop.

Deputy Justin Hipps was on patrol in area of Ga. Highway 213 when he ran the tag number of a red Mitsubishi Mirage. Dispatch advised Hipps the tag did not exist, so Hipps initiated a traffic stop.

The driver, Bobby Key, reportedly seemed very nervous and fumbled with this wallet when Hipps asked for his license. When he was asked for his insurance card, Key reportedly had a hard time pulling it from his wallet because his hands were shaking so much.

Hipps ran the driver's license through dispatch and it was valid. He then ran the vehicle's VIN number and tag number again, which this time came back as valid. Hipps explained to the drive what had happened with dispatch and Key said that was fine.

Due to Key's nervous behavior, Hipps asked for and received the driver's consent to search his car. The search revealed a bulge under the driver's side seat cover. Hipps pulled back seat cover to find a baggie full of suspected marijuana.

Key was arrested on possession of marijuana less than one ounce and transported to the Newton County Detention Center.