Moultrie Observer

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December 23, 2008

Drugs found after vehicle damaged

MOULTRIE — A report of a damaged vehicle resulted Monday in the seizure of suspected cocaine and marijuana along with more than $6,400 in cash after police stopped a car driven by a suspect in the property damage incident, Moultrie Police Department reports said.

After Jonathan Garcia reported that two men beat on the hood of his 2000 Dodge Ram, two cars that he said the men were driving passed by and an officer stopped a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck.

The driver, Michael Spires, told the officer he did not have a driver’s license, and an open can of beer was found by passenger James Ruth, police said.

When officers searched the truck, they found small bags of apparent marijuana and a larger bag containing suspected cocaine. Officers also found $6,473, a marijuana bong, glass pipe, empty plastic baggies and other drug paraphernalia, police reports said.

Spires, 17, 2450 Fifth Ave. S.E., was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and no driver’s license.

Ruth, 28, 2355 Hunter Blvd., Naples, Fla., was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and open container. He also was charged with crossing a control line with drugs after two bags of suspected cocaine were found in his pocket after he had been taken to jail.

A second passenger, Tiffany Marie Griffin, 20, 20 Bracken Drive, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and criminal trespass.


• Molly Kathryn McCall, 20, 9 Old Tram Road, was charged Monday with shoplifting and resisting arrest.

McCall is accused of stealing merchandise at Da Max, 127 Talmadge Drive. She was locked inside by an employee until police arrived.

As officers tried to arrest McCall she kicked an officer’s leg, police reports said.

• Joshua D. Westbrook, 24, 160 Westbrook Drive, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, failure to stop at an accident and failure to maintain lane.

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