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Gas Station Altercation & Drug Charges

By Jessie Williams

A Lafayette man was arrested Sunday, August 19, on multiple charges after getting in a verbal altercation at a local gas station. 


According to the Affidavit of Complaint filed by Sergeant Kyle Petty of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he was on routine patrol when he noticed a group of men in what appeared to be a dispute at the Express Lane gas station. 

When he was able to turn around, the group had separated into two vehicles, and Officer Petty followed a white Oldsmobile as it pulled out of the parking lot. 

The vehicle had a brake light out and expired tags.

After initiating a traffic stop, the driver was identified as 34-year-old Carl Justin Dalton, who admitted to getting into a verbal altercation at the gas station.

While speaking with the driver, Mr. Dalton asked if he could step out of the vehicle to get some air. 

The officer allowed him to step outside and asked if he could pat him down. 

After receiving permission, Officer Petty felt what he believed to be loose pills in Dalton’s left front pocket. 

A total of 30 pills, identified as the prescription drug Methocarbamol, were removed from his pocket.

The vehicle Dalton was driving was searched by authorities, and a bag under the seat was found to contain a glass pipe, rolling papers, a snort straw, and a white substance that field tested positive for meth. 

Inside a backpack in the vehicle, officers also found a marijuana cigarette. 

The meth was weighed at the Macon County Jail and measured .9 grams. 

After being arrested, Mr. Dalton called an individual from jail that had an active order of protection against him. 

He was charged with manufacture/delivery/possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug, violation of condition of bond, simple possession, violation of light law, violation of registration law and violation of order of protection. 

Dalton is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on September 5, 2018.