BLACKSHEAR — Two men wanted in area counties on outstanding warrants were arrested here, one Monday evening, one early today, as two separate routine traffic stops were conducted by Sgt. Charlie Wichman, said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright.
At 9:17 p.m., Wichman stopped a vehicle on Highway 84 West after he observed the vehicle weaving. Wright said during the stop, the passenger, Randy Mobley, 38, of Jesup, was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant in Wayne County.
When Wichman searched him before placing him in the patrol car, he found a container of methamphetamine in Mobley’s possession.
Mobley was taken to the Pierce County jail. Wright said after a bond hearing and his bond is set, he will be transferred to Wayne County to face their charges. Wright did not have the specifics of the warrant there.
The driver was released, Wright said.
Three hours later, at 12:19 a.m. today, Wichman arrested Kenneth R. Porter, 48, of Waycross, after Wichman pulled him over on Highway Avenue for failure to use traffic signals, Wright said.
Wichman then found inside the car several pieces of crack cocaine. Porter was taken into custody and booked into the Pierce County jail on cocaine possession charges, Wright said.
A passenger was not charged, Wright said.
When his identification was checked through the computer service, it was discovered Porter was wanted on outstanding warrants in Bacon County.
Wright said he does not have information with regard to Mobley’s or Porter’s warrants, just that they were wanted.
“They are both in jail. After we are finished with their cases, they will be turned over to the proper authorities in their jurisdictions,” said Wright. “I guess it must have been the night for people wanted on warrants.”