A traffic stop for an expired tag turned into a drug arrest Tuesday morning after Rockdale County deputies reportedly watched a woman throw drugs out of her car window.
Deputies were patrolling the area of Sigman Road at Interstate 20 east when they first noticed the expired tag on a white Mercury. The deputy waited until the light turned green and allowed the driver to pull in front of him. She did so seemingly reluctantly, according to reports. However, when she finally pulled the vehicle in front of the patrol car it allowed the deputy to fully see her license plate number and call it in to dispatch. It was then that he learned not only was her tag expired, but there was no valid insurance and a suspended registration on the vehicle as well.
When they heard this, deputies activated their emergency equipment. But before the driver of the white car came to a stop, reports indicate the deputies saw a white baggie fly out of the passenger window.
"From the way it fell to the pavement, it seemed to have something of weight inside," the report says. "I advised radio that I was making a traffic stop and that the subject had thrown something from the window that was possible narcotic related."
When deputies finally made contact with the driver, identified as 26-year-old Antrevia Danielle Blackmon, reportedly told them she had bought the vehicle out of state and didn't have paperwork for it, and she told them she had no license on her as well. Her passenger, 32-year-old Champale Devon Henderson also denied having any identification on him. After running both of their names it came back that Blackmon had a suspended license and an active warrant from the city of Conyers.
The baggie was retrieved at the side of Old Covington Highway near the fog line. It contained two bags of marijuana and a large amount of multicolored pills that were identified as Ecstasy.
When questioned, Blackmon allegedly denied ownership of the drugs and said that Henderson had thrown them out. Henderson also claimed ignorance of the drugs and refused to cooperate, according to reports.
Both were transported to the Rockdale County Jail without incident. The vehicle was impounded and towed and the $2,155 found on Henderson at the time of his arrest was seized. After being counted it was found there were 108 Ecstasy pills in the bag along with the marijuana.
Henderson was charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled substance and Blackmon with driving on a suspended license, expired registration and no proof of insurance.