Local authorities have arrested two teenagers in connection with the November theft of a car in another Georgia city. The driver of the stolen car also was charged with drug offenses.
Thomson Police Department Sgt. Steve Stewart identified the suspects as Tremayne Bradshaw, 17, of the 100 block of Kennedy Circle, Thomson, and Jamian Huff, 17, of the 400 block of Hinton Drive, Thomson.
Each was charged with one count of theft by receiving stolen property, Sgt. Stewart said.
Police in McDonough, where the car was stolen, placed a hold on the teenagers and said they plan to file theft charges against them later this week.
Mr. Bradshaw also was charged with reckless driving, driving without a license, driving under the influence of drugs, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Stewart said.
After being arrested Dec. 28, the suspects were jailed at the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.
Sgt. Stewart said he and Officer Ruth Hernandez along with her K-9 partner, Fredy, initiated a traffic stop on a 1984 Buick Regal being driven by Mr. Bradshaw after the driver nearly struck two parked police cars. The incident occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. near the dead end of North View Extension.
The driver was clocked on radar traveling 51 mph in a 20 mph zone.
"When I approached the driver's side of the car, I smelled a strong odor of marijuana," Sgt. Stewart said.
Mr. Bradshaw reportedly told police he had just purchased the car and provided what appeared to be a bill of sale for the transaction.
During a search of the car, police also found two plastic bags of marijuana and a set of digital scales. Police also confiscated an undisclosed amount of cash.