NWGA Scanner | April 15th, 2021

Hands-free and seat belt violation lands man in jail on meth charges after GCSO K-9 alerts on vehicle

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on April 5th, 2021, at approximately 2:39 PM, Deputy Massingill with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Community Crime Prevention Unit was on patrol in the area of Oakman Road and Taylor Town Road when he observed a 1988 Chevrolet flatbed pickup truck. The deputy observed the driver, later identified as Scott Preston Reeves, 46, of Ranger, to be talking on his cell phone and not wearing his seat belt. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with Reeves. The deputy explained the reason for the traffic stop and noticed that Reeves would not make eye contact with him. The deputy was familiar with Reeves and knew he had previous drug arrests. The deputy asked Reeves if he had anything illegal inside the vehicle, and he replied no. The deputy asked for permission to search the vehicle and was denied consent. The deputy then called K-9 Sgt. Powell and his K-9 partner and asked if they would be en route to the location. The deputy then issued two uniform traffic citations to Reeves. Sgt. Powell arrived on the scene and utilized K 9 LOLLI. K-9 LOLLI alerted on the vehicle. When advised of the situation, Reeves then said, can I talk to you? I have something inside the vehicle. Reeves asked if the deputy could work with him and that he did not want to go to jail. The deputy located four glass pipes and three plastic baggies that contained a crystal-like substance inside the box. The deputy asked Reeves what was inside the plastic baggies and replied, “Meth.” Reeves was placed under arrest and transported to the Gordon County Jail charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of drug-related, hands-free, and no seat belt.