NWGA Scanner | February 1st, 2022

Unlicensed man found in possession of meth after almost crashing into Dalton PD patrol vehicle while DUI

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on January 22nd, 2022, at approximately 11:14PM, while Officer Ridley and Officer O’Neal were driving in the area of the 400 blocks South 4th Avenue, a silver 2017 silver Ford Fusion was stopped after almost crashing into the back of Officer Ridley. Officer made contact with the driver, who was later identified as Rolando Celadon-Canales, 28, of Dalton, who was bleeding from his right eyebrow. Officer O’Neal reported, “Celadon-Canales had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person. His eyes were glossy and red. When talking to him, he kept on speaking in Spanish. At one point, when he was standing up, he lost balance and almost fell to the ground. He also told him he was related to the drug Cartel Boss El Chapo Joaquin Guzman. He did tell us he had drunk two beers. He also told Deputy Corona he did not have a valid license.” Celadon-Canales was then placed under arrest for DUI less safe and driving without a license. Officer O’Neal reported, “He was warring a fanny pack across his chest. Inside the pack, [I] found seven small baggies with white crystal powdery substance. I later field-tested it, and it was positive for meth. [I] read him implied consent, but he did not respond when asked if he would do the test.” While at the Whitfield County Jail, officers discovered his real name and date of birth. It was also discovered he had a bench warrant from Whitfield County for the charges of possession of meth and possession of drug-related objects. During the booking process, the jail staff found another bag with the substance and a broken glass smoking pipe with burnt residue hidden in the pack he had on. Celadon-Canales was booked on charges of possession of meth, possession of a drug-related object, proving false name and date of birth, DUI less safe, and driving without a license.