COVINGTON, Ga. – A welfare check for a motorist sleeping at a red light landed a Conyers man in jail early Friday morning after police found suspected drugs and a gun in the car with him.
According to a Covington Police Department incident report, officers responded to the intersection of Emory Street and U.S. 278 just before 2:15 a.m. May 25 where they reportedly found Tyrus Thompson asleep with his foot on the brake of a blue Dodge Avenger stopped at the red light.
Officers reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.
After waking Thompson, officers searched the car and reportedly found three baggies with several round, blue pills with the imprint “K-9” on them in a small compartment under the radio.
According to the report, officers found two glass jars in the middle console with a green, leafy substance, a black scale and 30 empty small, plastic bags.
A Taurus 9mm handgun with 11 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber was found in the driver-side door. Next to the pistol, police found a 28-round extended magazine.
In the back seat, police found a large, plastic, silver bag containing more green leafy substance. They also found a lunch box containing a plastic bag with about eight green, blue, red and yellow pills inside. There was also reportedly $1,585 in cash in the lunch box.Thompson, 31, of 1448 Steam Engine Way NE, was arrested and charged with obstructing the intersection, possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession of Schedule II drugs, possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in commission of a crime.