MOULTRIE — Two Moultrie teenagers were apprehended after they allegedly tried to hide a bag of marijuana in a car’s CD player Tuesday night.

Robert Shane Riggs, 19, of 110 Ninth St. S.E., and 1434-A Highway 33 S., were each charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

A Moultrie police officer on patrol spotted a Chevrolet Beretta on Talmadge Drive with something blocking the tag numbers at 9:56 p.m. Tuesday. The officer pulled the car over on Fifth Avenue Southeast and spoke with the driver, identified as Thornton. He asked the officer what the problem was, and the officer asked him to get out of the car and showed him the tag obstruction.

During the stop, Thornton allegedly was very shaky and appeared to be nervous. The officer asked to search Thornton and the Beretta but found nothing on him. A second officer searched the passenger, identified as Riggs, but nothing was found on him either, police reports stated.

During a search of the Beretta, however, one of the officers noticed that the CD player was not properly mounted. When he looked there, he allegedly found a plastic baggy containing suspected marijuana inside. Thornton and Riggs stated they did not know who the bag belonged to, and it was taken as evidence.

Both Thornton and Riggs were placed under arrest and were taken to Colquitt County Jail. The Beretta was towed from the scene, and Thornton was issued a warning for the tag being obstructed.


Moultrie Police

• Juan Carlos Soto, 26, of 2799 Jackson Dairy Road in Baconton, was charged Tuesday with driving without a license (second offense) and tag lights required.

• Michael Herrington, 50, of 1401 Cox Lane, was charged Tuesday with theft by taking.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Glenn Lamar Cook, 47, of 2213 Fourth Ave. S.W., was charged Tuesday with obstruction.

• John Paul Williams, 28, of 2225 Sylvester Drive, was charged Tuesday with criminal damage to property (second degree).

• Martin Hernandez, 28, of 512 Doc Darbyshire Road, was charged Tuesday with driving without a license and speeding.

• Jerry Lovett, 18, of Third Avenue Southwest, was charged Tuesday with furnishing false information to an officer.

Other Incidents:

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Denise Jones, of Coleman Road, reported a thief stole a Zenith 19-inch television, a Sharp 19-inch television, a Weed Eater blower, a 50-foot extension cord and a comforter between 10 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The value of the stolen items was $540.

• John Flowers reported Monday a thief stole an Alltel cell phone from the gymnasium at Colquitt County High School on Park Avenue Feb. 9. The value of the stolen cell phone was estimated at $250.

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