Two men were apprehended on a variety of charges during a traffic stop Saturday night.
Breon Debron Stubbins, 20, of 4121 Midland Ave., was charged Saturday with carrying a concealed weapon. Kevaughn T. Hayes, 20, of 132 Wilson St. in Tifton, was charged Saturday with possession of ecstasy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, giving false information to an officer, littering and two counts of probation violation.
A Moultrie police officer was beside a Nissan Altima at the intersection of First Avenue Southeast and Veterans Parkway at 8:18 p.m. Saturday. When the light turned green, both vehicles drove through the intersection and turned onto First Avenue Southeast when a passenger flicked a cigarette butt out the Altima’s window near the officer’s patrol vehicle, police reports said.
The officer went to pull the Altima over on First Avenue Southeast, and he requested additional units after seeing four people were in the car. The officer went to the rear passenger, identified as Hayes, and told him the reason for the stop and asked for identification. He allegedly stated his name was Krayshawn McDaniels and appeared nervous while looking for identification.
Additional officers arrived at the scene after the officer spoke with the driver. While running a check of the driver, the officer saw McDaniels moving around and asked him to get out of the Altima. A second officer spotted a gun on the floor near where McDaniels was sitting, and it was taken as evidence, the reports stated.
The officers got all four occupants out of the car, and each one was searched for weapons. Officers found a .22-caliber handgun in Stubbins’ right shoe, and he was placed under arrest, the reports said.
Officers then began to search the Altima, and a baggie with several pills was found in a passenger’s area. The pills were tested and came back positive for ecstasy, and the suspected drugs and a gun were turned over to a Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Enforcement Team agent, the report said.
All four occupants were taken to Colquitt County Jail, but two were released shortly after arriving. They all stated the gun and drugs were Hayes, who admitted his real name to officers. Hayes and Stubbins were booked into the jail on the charges, including probation violation warrants found on Hayes.