A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday when they were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects during a traffic stop for weaving on the roadway, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Kendrick Dewaski Thomas, 32, of Chancey, Ga., and Melissa Michelle Crawford, 35, of Trudie Road, Blackshear, were taken to the Ware County jail following the 10:24 a.m. traffic stop, said Royal.
Thomas is charged with giving a false name, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, possession and use of a drug related object, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine, said Royal. He told the officer he was James Plummer and also gave a false date of birth.
Crawford is charged with permitting an unlicensed person to drive a vehicle, possession and use of a drug related object, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine, said Royal.
While driving on Dorothy Street about 10:30 Tuesday morning, Detective Tron Lewis observed a car weaving across the center line on Dorothy Street. He made a traffic stop and called for backup officers.
While searching the vehicle, a 2003 Oldsmobile, the officer found a silver container filled with methamphetamine and another container with marijuana inside. When Thomas took off his cap, a glass smoking pipe fell to the pavement and shattered, Royal said. Shards of glass were found to have methamphetamine residue.
Both were taken to the Ware County jail where they remained this morning, Royal said.
Deputy Tony Youmans assisted Lewis with the traffic stop and arrest.