Man arrested on drug violations
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Nov 08, 2012 | 2223 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Bradley County deputy Paul Allen arrested and charged a man with drug violations after a traffic stop on South Lee Highway.

According to his report, Garrian King reportedly failed to dim his headlights as he approached drivers. Allen performed a traffic stop to speak with King about the violation.

As he approached King’s vehicle, Allen noted an “odor of marijuana” coming from the car.

King stepped from the vehicle and a bag of suspected marijuana fell from “Mr. King’s person on to the ground,” according to Allen.

A search of the vehicle resulted in Allen finding a weapon inside the glove compartment. Allen found that King didn’t have a legal gun carry permit.

He was charged with possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana.

King was given a verbal warning regarding the traffic violation of not dimming his headlights while approaching traffic.

King was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the drug charges.

- Deputy Daniel Marlow of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Homestead Street address to investigate vandalism.

He spoke with Martha Staton who said someone “keyed” her car, damaging the surface.

Marlow found all four doors on Staton’s vehicle had been damaged.

There was no damage estimate listed in the report.

- Bradley County Traffic Units as well as patrol deputies continue to perform stationary and saturation patrols in several neighborhoods where speeding complaints have been received.

According to Sgt. Andy Smith, deputies are watching for drivers who may be traveling through neighborhoods in a reckless manner. Smith said the patrols are a continuation of Sheriff’ Jim Ruth’s Lifesaver project.