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Gainesville man charged after allegedly disposing of drugs at Dawson County subdivision entrance
Swink arrest

One man supposedly found out the hard way that disposing illicit substances during a traffic stop can get a person in even more trouble. 

Ryan Lee Swink, 28, Gainesville, was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office on March 9 just after 11 p.m.

He faces one felony each for tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of a controlled substance. He faces misdemeanor charges of a drug-related DUI, tampering with evidence and abandonment of dangerous drugs. 

On March 9, a DCSO deputy stopped Swink between 10:05-11:30 p.m. at the entrance of the Gold Creek subdivision, according to multiple warrants. 

Swink allegedly had less than an ounce of marijuana and six pills believed to be Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate, a schedule II controlled substance. 

He purportedly threw the pills, concealed in Goody’s Powder packaging, out of his car window while the vehicle was moving during the traffic stop. He allegedly threw out the marijuana in a baggie during the stop, too. 

One of the tampering charges was labeled a felony in connection with the felony for allegedly having the pills. 

Swink was released on a $4,050 bond two days after his arrest.