Possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance — A 25-year-old Riceboro resident was arrested following a traffic stop for an expired license plate. The driver could not produce a driver’s license, registration or proof of insurance and the officer asked passenger for his identity.
While one officer was checking the man’s identity, another officer was heard telling the man to keep his hands where he could see them. Then suddenly, the officer pulled his weapon and ordered the man to get out of the vehicle. The officer said the passenger was reaching all over the vehicle trying to hide things.
After getting permission from the driver to search the vehicle, they found a syringe, a plastic spoon with white residue and cotton on it and a cigarette box containing two cigarettes and five pills later determined to be saboxone, a controlled substance used to treat opiate addiction.
Verbal dispute —A woman complained her sister was out of control after she stopped taking her manic depression and bipolar medications. The woman claimed her sister was running up and down Pioneer Road screaming and cursing at all the neighbors and ran into the woods a few days later with a set of keys for a trailer that was being repaired. The woman wanted to file the report to get her sister some help.
Obstruction or hindering law-enforcement officer and public drunkenness — A Walthourville resident was arrested following complaints that a woman was standing in the highway, waiving down passing cars. The LCSO deputy said he saw a woman on the side of the road, but as he neared, she stepped into the road and attempted to flag him down. The woman, who smelled of alcohol and could not stand still, told him she wanted him to give her a ride.
He called Walthourville police and told the officer he wanted to charge the woman with public drunkenness. The woman then resisted arrested and started swinging her purse at the officers. The deputy said he had to use his Taser twice to get her under control.
Seat belt violation/windshield broken/expired registration/no insurance/ possession of marijuana — A deputy made a traffic stop when he noticed the driver was not wearing a seat belt. The deputy soon discovered the man was driving without his license, which was previously suspended.
The deputy employed the use of his canine and the dog alerted the deputy to potential drugs in the vehicle. After obtaining consent, the deputy found what appeared to be marijuana in the car and on the driver’s person. The man was cited for various offenses and the car was towed from the scene.