A traffic stop on Roosevelt Street Wednesday night resulted in the arrest of a Waycross man and turned up a quantity of methamphetamine, some marijuana and drug paraphernalia, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Wayne Dennis Sackett, 41, of 1502 Roosevelt St., was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects, driving with a suspended license and altering a license plate to conceal the identity of a vehicle, said Royal. He was being held in the Ware County jail.
At 8:47 p.m. Wednesday, Ware County Sgt. Robert Weiss, drug detective James Cox, along with State Probation Officer Chris Gonzales and parole officer Blake Lewis, received information regarding the vehicle and possible drug transactions which led to surveillance of the car, a gray, late model Dodge Stratus.
Royal said the officers stopped the vehicle in the 1500 block of Roosevelt Street and recognized the driver as being on probation and therefore subject to a Fourth Amendment waiver search.
In the car, lawmen found a bag of methamphetamine, two sets of scales, a glass smoking pipe, a zipper purse containing plastic bags, an eyeglass case with a set of scales, 102 small unused plastic bags and some marijuana cigarettes, Royal said.
Sackett was taken into custody and transported to the Ware County jail where he remained this morning.