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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

POSTED: June 8, 2009 10:32 a.m.
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Police display the money and drugs picked up during the traffic stop.

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LUDOWICI — A stop of a driver not wearing a seatbelt, led to a man being arrested for multiple drug charges.
According to Ludowici Officer Luis Perez, at around 3:30 a.m. on May 23 he spotted a man driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima, without a seatbelt. The officer also noticed he was swerving.
The driver was identified as Dewayne Carvis Hughes, 26, of Townsend. The officer said a license plate check found Hughes was wanted in Woodbine for allegedly distributing Ecstasy.
A field test came back negative for alcohol, so Perez informed Hughes about the warrant, so he was going to take him into custody.  At this point Officer Frankie Goff arrived.
Perez said as he was inventorying Hughes’ car and found four baggies with a brown leafy substance, three baggies with white rock-like pellets and a baggie with a white powdery substance in it.
Perez said he and Goff took Hughes to the jail where he was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance-schedule 1 and possession of a drug related object.
Hughes also was found to have $865 on him.
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