NWGA Scanner | September 22nd, 2022

Dalton man found with meth and warrant after being stopped for littering in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Wednesday, September 6th, 2022, at 3:50 PM, Deputy Massingill with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Community Crime Prevention Unit stopped a 2012 Honda Civic with tinted windows at 1503 Red Bud Road after observing the driver throw a cigarette out the driver’s side window and watched it hit the ground. Deputy Massingill then made contact with the driver, identified by his Georgia ID card as Lance Michael Weimer, 29, of Dalton, and explained the reason for the stop. While approaching, Weimer then threw out another half-smoked cigarette into the parking lot. When Deputy Massingill advised Weimer of the reason he was stopped, he replied, “I didn’t know throwing a cigarette out the window was illegal”. Gordon County E-911 advised Weimer had a suspended driver’s license along with an active warrant out of Whitfield County for a traffic offense. Deputy Pulled K-9 partner Czek gave a positive alert on the vehicle during a free air sniff of the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a book bag with a large amount of meth and several sets of digital scales. The window tint on the Honda showed illegal on a tint meter check. Weimer was placed under arrest and transported to the Gordon County Jail. Weimer was booked and chamfered with littering, window tint, suspended license, possession of meth, possession of meth w/intent, drug-related objects, and hold for Whitfield County.