Two felonious drugs cases were made by Ware County Sheriff’s Department personnel here Tuesday and two men were carted off to jail, said Ware Sheriff’s Capt. Neil Skerratt.
A Pittman Street man was arrested for having the drug MDA (also known as ecstasy) in his car when he was pulled over by Deputy Zabrae Williams for having an inoperable tag light, Skerratt said.
He said Randall Darnell Martin, 52, who resides in the 1200 block of Pittman Street was driving on Tebeau Street near its intersection with Lister Street at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday when Williams stopped his Ford Fusion for a tag light violation.
Williams discovered a bag containing MDA pills in the console of the vehicle, Skerratt said. He said that Martin claimed to know nothing of the presence of the drug and he told Williams it must have been left there by someone whom he had given a ride to work.
Skerratt said the pills field-tested positive for MDA.
Skerratt said Martin was booked into the Ware County jail.
The other drug arrest was made by authorities conducting a Fourth Amendment waiver search at a residence in the 300 block of H.O. Griffis Road Tuesday at 4 p.m., Skerratt said. He said the object of the search, Raleigh John Rowland 33, who resides in the 200 block of Altman Street, had apparently been staying temporarily at the residence on Griffis Road.
He said Rowland was found to be in possession of meth, marijuana, syringes and a set of scales,
Ware Deputy Hunter Thomas and Scott Howard, a state probation officer, conducted the search of Rowland, a probationer.
Skerratt said they found a clear syringe in his pocket while in the residence they discovered a black bag holding syringes, eight pills of unknown variety, a bag of pot, some meth and a scale commonly used to weigh drugs.
Rowland was taken to jail, he said.