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Drug charges levied

Drug charges levied

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 6:55 pm

 The Messenger. 10.01.08

A South Fulton man has been charged with drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in Martin.

Joshua D. Guy, 31, of 3648 Highway 45 East, South Fulton, was arrested at 2:29 p.m. Monday on North Lindell Street in Martin on charges of criminal impersonation, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and Schedule VI drug violations, according to a Martin Police Department report.

The arrest came after a Martin police officer made a traffic stop about 2:17 p.m. for the purpose of investigating a stolen license plate’s allegedly being attached to the rear of a vehicle. Upon checking the identity of the front-seat passenger, the officer came in contact with a man who said his name was Joshua Allen. Then, upon further  investigation, the officer discovered the name given by the front-seat passenger was false and he was actually Guy, police reported.

While performing a patdown search, the officer felt an object in Guy’s pants pocket which was consistent with that of a handgun. The officer placed Guy under arrest and subsequently found a Taurus .38 Special handgun, loaded with five .38 caliber bullets, in Guy’s pocket.

In a search of the vehicle, police found in the passenger side door a pack of cigarettes that contained five cigarettes and one plastic bag with what was believed to be methamphetamine. Under the passenger seat, police found a green pouch that contained what appeared to be a clear device used to smoke methamphetamine, according to the report.

While looking on the floorboard behind the driver’s seat, police found an object that looked like a book. Upon further investigation, police discovered the book was fake and contained a false compartment that was locked. Guy allegedly told police the book did not belong to him, but upon checking the keys clipped to Guy’s front pocket, police discovered one of the keys on his key chain unlocked the locked container. Inside the box, police found several plastic bags that contained what was believed to be methamphetamine and appeared to be packaged for resale, as well as several small clear plastic bags that contained what appeared to be marijuana, police reported.

The clear plastic baggies that contained the substance believed to be methamphetamine weighed about 24.2 grams and the plastic baggies that contained the green leafy substance believed to be marijuana weighed about 8.8 grams, according to the report.

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