A Linwood Drive man was arrested on drug possession charges Tuesday evening after Ware County detectives conducted surveillance on his residence in response to numerous complaints of high volume traffic at the house, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Eric Anthony Hickox, 35, of 604 Linwood Drive, was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, a stop sign violation, driving a vehicle with an expired tag and possession of drug-related objects, said Royal.
Lawmen surveilling his house saw him leave home in a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe and followed, the sheriff said. He said that Sgt. Robert Weiss effected a traffic stop after Hickox failed to stop at a stop sign at Community Drive and Plant Avenue. Royal said Hickox was found in possession of three bags of methamphetamine, a smoking device and a straw that was cut in a form to be used for drug ingestion.
After taking Hickox into custody, lawmen went to the residence where they searched a shed behind the house and found 54 unused plastic bags and a set of scales with methamphetamine residue.
“He was still in the jail this morning,” Royal said.
“About 8 p.m., Sgt. Weiss and Detective Tron Lewis were conducting surveillance in the 600 block of Linwood when they noticed the vehicle leave the house,” said Royal. “They were there investigating possible drug activity after we received complaints of high traffic volume coming and going from the house. They got behind the vehicle and observed him as he failed to stop at the stop sign. He then turned into a business parking lot off of Plant Avenue without using his turn signal.”
The officers also discovered that Hickox was already on probation.