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Erratic driving leads to drug arrest
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A 53-year-old Conyers woman driving erratically was arrested after a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputy found suspected methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffic stop.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 28, a citizen called 911 to report a Honda Accord driving erratically on Highway 81 South.  Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Officer Matt Munger and NCSO Deputy Christopher Richardson began to follow the vehicle through the City of Porterdale. After the vehicle left Porterdale, Richardson observed a traffic infraction and stopped the vehicle as it pulled into the driveway of a residence. The driver, identified as Kathy L Dennis, was reportedly behaving suspiciously, alternately looking at the house and the vehicle.

When questioned about her driving, Dennis reportedly told the deputy that she was falling asleep. 

According to the report, Richardson asked Dennis if she would consent to a field sobriety test. She consented. While Munger administered the test, Dennis also reportedly consented to having her vehicle searched. According to the report, Richardson found multiple baggies of suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Dennis was arrested on charges of violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of drug related objects and failure to maintain lane and transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement center.