A Trion man, and another from Walker County were arrested last Saturday after a routine roadblock revealed them to have marijuana and methamphetamine in their possession.
On Saturday, March 13th, Chattooga County Sheriffs Office, along with the Georgia State Patrol were conducting a routine road check, when a vehicle driven by Tracy Maples approached. While checking for license and insurance, Deputies noticed a strong odor of marijuana emiting from the car. Officers directed Maples to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road and at this point asked for the passengers information. The passenger, Jason Mitchell came back as on Felony Probation.
Maples told Deputies that the only illegal substance in the car was the marijuana hidden in the ashtray, however during this statement it was noted that Mitchell was attempting to dispose of something contained in his pants pocket by throwing it on the interior drivers side. Mitchell was asked to step out of the car and was detained due to these actions while the car was searched, with consent.
This search revealed the green, leafy substance appearing to be marijuana, plus a bag of a clear substance that did field test positive for methamphetamine. A camo bag, doubling as a cooler, was found to have a glass pipe in it along some a substance that looked like methamphetamine.
Both individuals were placed under arrest and transported to the Chattooga County Jail without further incident.