One man from northwestern Georgia has been arraigned on multiple charges after deputies discovered drugs in his vehicle last spring.
Ceddrick Turner, 46, of Rockmart, was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop near the Ga. 9 and Dawson Forest Road roundabout on March 29 around 11 p.m.
Turner faces felony charges for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and a schedule 4 controlled substance with intent to distribute and one count of vehicle containing false or secret compartments, according to a March 2022 indictment.
He was also charged with misdemeanor obstruction of an officer, a drug-related DUI and having an improper tag display. The Georgia State Patrol cited Turner for allegedly having a tinted license plate cover.
During a search of Turner’s car, two DCSO officers opened the 2003 Lincoln Navigator’s hood, and the suspect immediately began to flee on foot, according to multiple DCSO warrants.
Turner allegedly refused a deputy’s multiple verbal commands before being caught.
After apprehending him, the deputies searched the car’s engine bay and found a white-and-yellow plastic cylinder containing an alleged 65 grams of marijuana, divided into two 28-gram bags and one nine-gram bag.
“The plastic tube was located by the intake of the engine, below the dust cover of the engine out of plain view,” stated one of the warrants.
Also discovered was a hard plastic storage container with multiple section dividers supposedly holding various drugs.
Instead of containing office supplies or other permissible items, this organizer allegedly “was full of numerous pre-packaged drugs for sale,” according to multiple warrants.
Separate plastic bags in the container supposedly held eight blue, oval pills suspected to be Xanax, two grams of suspected meth, 1.5 grams of suspected powder cocaine and four grams of suspected crack cocaine.
DCN will update this story when more information becomes available.