Macon County Chronicle

Mother's Day Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

Gwendolyn Morgan

By Jessie Williams

A Lafayette woman was arrested on multiple drug charges, following a Mother’s Day traffic stop.

 

 According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, Deputy Pam Whitlow was on patrol in eastern Macon County on Haydenburg Ridge Rd. where she had received information about a wanted suspect in the area. 

“Deputy Whitlow pulled over a suspicious vehicle and, when she approached, there were three subjects inside the vehicle,” said Sheriff Gammons. “She then asked for the driver’s license.”

The driver of the vehicle - Jimmy Brown - stated that he didn’t have a license. The two passengers in the vehicle could not produce any identification either. 

“Deputy Jason Bohanan then arrived at the scene for assistance, and Mr. Brown was taken into custody for driving on a revoked license,” the sheriff stated. “Consent was given to search the vehicle.”

During the search, officers found 1.3 grams of finished methamphetamine product, baggies, digital scales, additional drug paraphernalia and other items used to produce meth for the purpose of resell. 

One of the passengers in the vehicle - 56-year-old Gwendolyn Morgan - was placed into custody and charged with possession of a schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of narcotics and violation of probation. 

She is currently being held at the Macon County Jail on $16,500 bond. 

The investigation also led to the seizure of $1,400 in cash.