A traffic stop for a tag which expired two hours earlier turned into a methamphetamine bust by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 1.
Lantry Green of Loganville and Bryan Stevenson of Covington were driving a Honda Accord northbound on Highway 138 at around 2:15 a.m. passed by a deputy, who noticed the tag expired Nov. 2011.
According to reports, the deputy then got behind the Honda near the Chick-Fil-A, and activated his emergency lights.
The reports said, the deputy "immediately noticed both subjects in the vehicle start manipulating something inside the car."
The vehicle continued to drive past Dogwood Drive, and finally pulled over across the street from Golden Corral. When the Honda pulled over, according to reports, the deputy noticed the driver's hand trembling in attempt to get his license out of his wallet.
As the deputy was checking the driver's status at his car, another deputy whom had arrived was yelling at the driver and drawing his service weapon.
According to reports, Green, 34, and Stevenson, 25, were trying to conceal a large amount of methamphetamine in the dash area of the vehicle. The methamphetamine was in a large plastic container that came open while the suspects were trying to conceal it behind the dash. A large amount spilled onto the console in front of the shifter.
The two were then arrested, and Greene was found with almost $1,000 in cash in his right front pocket.
Greene was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and an expired tag, and Stevenson was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Sleeping man found with meth
A man, who appeared to be sleeping in his truck, was awoken by Conyers Police, and later charged with possession of methamphetamines.
An officer patrolling Rockdale Square saw a black in color GMC truck parked on the wood line at the end of Lakefield Dr. at approximately 6:36 a.m. on Dec. 4.
As the officer approached the driver side of the vehicle he saw a white male, Jason Murray, 34 of Conyers, who according to reports, appeared to be sleeping.
The officer knocked on the driver window, "at which point Murray appeared to be very startled and confused." According to reports, Murray then began "moving erratically amongst the passenger compartment as if he were trying to conceal or retrieve items."
Police then searched the vehicle, where the found a glass pipe commonly used to ingest methamphetamine in the back seat, wrapped in a red shop rag under the center console.
Murray told officers he was under a lot of stress and a friend gave him the glass pipe and a small bag of methamphetamine to try.
Murray was then taken to Rockdale County Jail without incident.