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Porterdale PD seizes drugs and money after traffic stop
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Destiny Peters

PORTERDALE, Ga. – Porterdale police arrested a Conyers woman on multiple charges Monday evening after pulling her over for a broken taillight.

According to a Porterdale Police Department incident report, Officer Garrett Vick conducted a traffic stop on an older model, blue Jeep Cherokee in the area of E. Palmetto Street and N. Broad Street just before 9:30 p.m. Aug. 13 after observing the vehicle had a broken tail light lens.

As he approached the vehicle after the stop, Vick reportedly detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. After making contact with the driver, identified as 26-year-old Destiny Peters and advising her of the reason for the traffic stop, Vick asked Peters if there was any marijuana in the car.

“She told me she was unsure due to it not being her car,” Vick wrote in his report.

According to the report, Vick asked Peters to sit in the back seat of his patrol vehicle while he conducted a probable cause search of the Cherokee.

As he was searching the car, he reportedly found a red, sealed Tupperware container that contained a black digital scale in the front passenger seat. According to the report, the scale contained several traces of a white, crystal substance on the weighing surface.

Vick also found a small, “cloth like” pouch attached to the car keys.

Inside the pouch, Vick reportedly found a pill bottle that contained two orange pills and one yellow pill in a small baggie, a baggie containing three individually packaged baggies of a crystal like substance believed to be meth, another small baggie of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a small baggie with two previously smoked marijuana cigarettes.

Vick also found three $5 bills and two $1 bills under the pill bottle. According to the report, one of the $1 bills was folded into a square and in the middle of the other money. When the bill was unfolded, it reportedly contained a “dark powder/crystal substance” that was not identified.

He also found two crumpled $100 bills with red writing on the left side under the other money.

According to the report, Peters identified the white, crystal substance as methamphetamine, the green leafy substance as marijuana and the two orange pills as Adderall.

She was arrested and transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center charged with possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II narcotic, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug-related objects,  second-degree forgery and the tail light violation.

According to the jail website, Peters was previously booked into the Newton County Jail in 2012 and 2017.