A Conyers man and his step-father were arrested last week while walking down Sigman Road and charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine and pills.
Jonathan Short, 23, and Douglas Grant Payne, 43, both of 939 Rambling Rose Court, were arrested August 9 after police found a pill bottle laying in the grass near where the two had been standing around 10:30pm. Deputies initially pulled over to talk to the two men due to suspicious activity reported in the area and had the let them go before noticing the pill bottle with a label containing the address the suspects had originally given the deputies.
Several bags of white powder believed to be methamphetamine and several small pills identified as Soma were found in the bottle. Payne and Short were placed under arrest and a large knife was confiscated from Payne. The two were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for the pills, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, failure to keep drugs in their original container, crossing guard lines of a jail while in possession of methamphetamine and abandonment of certain dangerous drugs/poisons/controlled substances.
At the jail a small bag of white powder was allegedly found near Short, leading to the crossing guard lines charge. Upon being interviewed Payne allegedly admitted to owning the bottle and told police it was all his fault because he was a drug addict. According to the police report, Payne had a digital scale with white residue in his pocket when he was arrested.