Quitman County driver runs stop sign, deputies find marijuana | Crime
QUITMAN COUNTY, GA - A driver ran a stop sign last week, leading to getting pulled over and arrested for something else entirely.
Regis Daniels, age 27, was driving on Scenic Dr. in the Winding Way subdivision on the evening of Nov. 14 when the Sheriff's office says he blew through a stop sign in front of deputies.
When the deputies pulled Daniels over, they smelled an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.
They searched the car and found a large quantity of marijuana and over $400 in cash.
Daniels was booked and taken to the Miller County Jail where he is being held without bond on a state probation violation.
“Illegal drug and alcohol sales and abuse remain a huge problem for our area and the entire nation. Simply locking folks up is not the answer. We must find an alternative method of dealing with the root cause of these issues if we are to alleviate the problem. Our current method of enforcement alone has proven ineffective. I pray as I leave the Quitman County Sheriff’s Office this year that our community may change the lives of those that are plagued by substance abuse. This is my home and our citizens are my friends and neighbors. I will continue to seek solutions as I transition back to my private life as a proud citizen of Quitman County,” commented Sheriff Steve Newton.
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