For some people, a traffic stop in Georgia is a relatively routine procedure. They are pulled over, and depending on the reason for the stop, they receive a citation and continue with their day. However, a recent stop turned into something more, and now two men face accusations of drug crimes.
The two men were traveling on a Georgia interstate on a day in late October when they were stopped by Georgia police. According to police reports, the initial stop was prompted by an alleged window tint violation. However, police say they discovered that both occupants in the vehicle had outstanding warrants for their arrest.
Police say that the license of the driver was suspended, and he was wanted on warrants related to child support and child neglect. The passenger allegedly also had warrants for his arrest for incidents related to burglary, among others. As part of the traffic stop, police claim they discovered over 100 capsules of a drug called “molly” as well as over $3,000 in cash, scales and other objects police described as drug related.
Unfortunately, most people who are accused of drug crimes, among other accusations, have little training in how the criminal justice system operates. As a result, they may be unable to recognize and properly respond to a violation of their rights. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can guide them through the process, ensuring they are treated lawfully and helping them make important decisions that could ultimately have a major impact on the rest of their lives.
Source: wtxl.com, “South Georgia police find drugs and cash after traffic stop on I-75“, Oct. 31, 2017