What started out as a traffic stop on a Friday afternoon turned into a drug bust after deputies located more than two pounds of marijuana inside a white Mitsubishi Galant.
According to reports, when the deputy pulled the driver of the vehicle over, a little after 4 p.m., he noticed that the driver, identified as 20-year-old Meeksie Acoy of Atlanta was acting nervously. After exiting the vehicle, Acoy reportedly continued to behave in a nervous manner, reeked of marijuana and attempted to conceal something in the waist of his pants. When deputies searched him they allegedly found a firearm in the waistband of his pants.
The passenger, identified as 18-year-old Tevon Farrington Forrest, was searched and deputies allegedly found marijuana on his person. In the passenger seat area deputies also located more marijuana as well as a gun, of which Forrest reportedly admitted he was in possession.
A more intense search of the vehicle revealed even more marijuana inside a bag in the trunk. Both men were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (at least two pounds), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of marijuana less then one ounce. They were transported to the Newton County Detention Center.
Bad role model
A parent of an Eastside High School student was asked to leave a baseball game after other parents reported to the assistant principal that the man was cursing at members of the other team.
The man, whose name was not released, was asked to leave and had his money refunded.
Knife at school
A middle school student was arrested at school after administrators found a knife in his possession.
According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Corporal Anthony Washington, a fellow student reported that the 12-year-old boy had a knife in his book bag. The child was called into the office of Cousins Middle School and the knife was located and confiscated without incident.
The boy was released to his parents.