An Athens woman was arrested on drug charges recently during a traffic stop after her ex-husband called to report that she had drugs in her car.
Rebecca Emily Dean, 37, was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, DUI/drugs, weaving over roadway and head/tail light requirements.
While on patrol, officer Chris Haston noticed a tan four-door car turn onto Hwy. 98 East from private driveway without any taillights. As he followed the vehicle looking for a safe place to make a traffic stop, he noticed car crossing the fog line and ride partially on the grass for a short distance.
Haston stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Fortson Compton Road, where it came to a stop. The driver (Dean), said she didn’t know her taillights were out but that her and her husband got into a fight the day before and he “tore her car up.”
When Haston called dispatch, they told him that Dean’s ex-husband had called, telling them Dean had just left his house and had offered him drugs. He said the drugs were located in a cigarette pack. Dean then gave consent for her vehicle to be searched and the cigarette pack, which contained a white powdery substance was located in the driver side door which tested positive for cocaine.
In another incident, a Comer man was charged with family violence last week after a domestic dispute on Della Slaton Road.
Kenneth Potts, 47, was charged with one count of battery FVA.
According to the incident report, officer Chris Haston went to the residence where he met with a woman who told him that her and her children’s father (Potts) got into an altercation after he came home and asked her why supper was not ready. She told him there was no food to cook. He allegedly called her names and then packed a bag to leave. During the altercation he allegedly hit her in the head, leaving a mark. He and the youngest child then left on foot.
Others arrested by law enforcement in Madison County included:
•Shuntwon Amond Barnett, 34, Athens, financial identity fraud and identity fraud.
•Luther Henry Collins, 21, Athens, obstruction, theft by shoplifting and two counts of probation violation.
•Wayne Allen Erick, 33, Comer, criminal trespass FVA.
•Adonis Terez Freeman, 22, Elberton, probation violation.
•Edward Lawrence Graham, 55, Newborn, receipt, possession, or transfer of firearm by a convicted felon or felony first offender, carrying a concealed weapon, DUI/multiple substances, possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects, driving on wrong side of road, violating restriction of drivers license and open container.
•Cody Bobby Greene, 21, Hull, reckless conduct.
•Scottie Deon Hillsman, 23, Athens, probation violation.
•Barret Sven Johnson, 19, Danielsville, DUI/alcohol, texting, email or internet use while driving, weaving over roadway and furnishing, purchasing and possession of alcoholic beverages below legal age.
•Jessica Noel Jones, 29, no address listed, holding for other county.
•Roy O’Neal Looney, 63, Athens, probation violation.
•David Lamar Mahaffey, 39, Athens, simple battery FVA.
•Kayla Adrienne Martin, 30, Royston, probation violation.
•Lynda Ann Martin, 52, Bogart, failure to appear.
•Michael Jason Martin, 21, Danielsville, two counts of failure to appear.
•Bradley Dereck Massey, 42, Comer, burglary in the first degree and failure to appear.
•Robert Michael Mays, 29, Elberton, driving while license suspended or revoked and child or youth restraint not used properly.
•Jamie Ray McDaniel, 39, Colbert, public drunkenness.
•David Lee McElroy, 44, Danielsville, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and gas drive off.
•Stacey Anne Money, 30, Jefferson, holding for other county. (Danielsville PD)
•Jason Daniel Moon, 40, Hull, financial transaction card fraud.
•James Blake Norton, 33, Hull, violation of a Family Violence Order, TPO or PPO.
•Margarita Nunez, 37, Colbert, driving without a license and failure to obey a stop sign.
•James Melvin Parsons, 32, Hartwell, driving without a license, no proof of insurance and knowingly driving a motor vehicle on suspended, cancelled or revoked registration.
•Steven Brian Perdue, 29, Hull, possession of drug-related objects and three counts of a probation violation.
•Jon Alan Smith, 41, Colbert, driving while license withdrawn and head/tail light requirements.
•Kenny Dalane Westmoreland, 30, Danielsville, probation violation.
•Brian Scott Wilson, 22, Statham, theft by taking felony, burglary in the first degree and burglary in the second degree.