Two people were arrested, one on drugs possession charges and one on a driving under the influence charge, Wednesday when Detective James Cox made a traffic stop at the intersection of Jamestown Road and State Street extension, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Tyson Seaborn Cothern, 27, of Jupiter Street, Waycross, was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and obstruction of an officer, said Royal.
The driver of the Pontiac Grand Am, Shelby Lillian Meagan Lee, 17, of Fawn Road, Waycross, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to be in possession of a driver’s license, said Royal.
Cox saw the vehicle being driven in spite of a broken windshield and initiated a traffic stop just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Royal said while he was behind the car, he saw the passenger, Cothern, reach over into the back seat and then stuff something into his mouth. When Sgt. Michael Ray and his K-9 arrived, it was discovered the item in his mouth was a piece of plastic containing crystal meth.
The suspects were being held in the Ware County jail, Royal said this morning.