On Jan. 13, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Corporal William Thacker stopped a speeding vehicle on Ga. 400 which led to two men being arrested on numerous drug charges.
According to an email from Sheriff Jeff Johnson, upon making contact with the driver, Aldo Cordova-Medina, of Norcross and passenger Gildardo Flores-Mondragon, of Lawrenceville, Thacker detected an odor of an illegal substance which led to a vehicle search.
During the search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 17 grams of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and two firearms.
Flores-Mondragon, 20, was charged with three felonies including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and one misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. He is currently being held without bail in the Dawson County Detention Center.
Cordova-Medina, 17, was charged with driving while unlicensed, speeding and driving under the influence, all felonies, and one misdemeanor charge of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. He was released on Jan. 15 after posting a $2,035 bond.
"I could not be more proud of our deputies, their determination and their efforts,” Johnson said. “Our deputies are being thorough in their actions and it is resulting in keeping our community safer. Once again, dangerous drugs have been removed from our streets."