An Alma man was arrested on felony drug charges Thursday after a Ware County deputy made a routine traffic stop for failure to wear a seatbelt, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Stacy Clayton Wade, 49, of Radio Station Road, was booked into the Ware County jail, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of felony grade marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, driving while unlicensed and a seatbelt violation, said Royal.
Sgt. Michael Ray was patrolling on U.S. 1 near Dixie Union Road when he observed a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Wade who was not wearing a seatbelt. Ray stopped the truck and detected that the driver was “extremely nervous” for “just a seatbelt violation.”
Running his identity through the computer data base, Ray learned that Wade was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Waycross Police Department for contempt of court. The deputy deployed his drug dog and the animal indicated the presence of an illegal substance, Royal said.
A search of the truck turned up three rolled marijuana cigarettes, a clear plastic bag containing about two ounces of marijuana, a black case holding two bags and a clear vial of crystal methamphetamine, numerous yellow bags used for the dispensing of illegal drugs and a pack of rolling papers.
Royal said Wade was awaiting a first appearance before a magistrate.