Traffic Stop Nets Drug Charges
The following press release has been issued by Clay County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Clay County Sheriff Vice Davis said on Thursday December 22, 2016, Clay County deputies stopped a vehicle pursuant to a Be On Look Out (BOLO) issued by Cherokee County. The BOLO had been issued for a Silver Honda Civic with a black faded hood. The vehicle was located and stopped on Truett Camp Road.
The driver, Jeremy Peabody, 36, and the passenger, Constance Richardson, 26, both of Andrews, were detained at the scene pending further information from Cherokee County. A Cherokee County investigator arrived and deployed a K-9 which alerted to the presence of narcotics.
Sheriff Davis said a search of the vehicle was conducted and methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. Both were arrested and taken to the Clay County Detention Center. At the detention center, more methamphetamine was located on Richardson.
Peabody was charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Revoked License. He is still in the Detention Center under a $7500 secure bond.
Richardson was charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Contraband in the Jail, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. She is out of jail after making a $7500 bond. Both have a court date of January 3, 2017.
Sheriff Davis said he was glad this stop resulted in getting more drugs off the street to make our communities safer. He is also grateful to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for the use of their K-9 while Clay County’s was unavailable at the time.
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