On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at around 7:51 PM, Sgt. McAdams initiated a traffic stop on a Ford truck at the intersection of Lipham and Laundry Street in Tallapoosa GA.
During the traffic stop, the male driver was found to have a warrant and Sgt. McAdams asked him to step out of the vehicle. The male attempted to drive off, but the vehicle stalled so the driver and passenger started to get out of the vehicle to flee on foot.
Sgt. McAdams got K-9 Janco out of the vehicle and advised that he was releasing the dog. At that time both males laid down on the ground and followed verbal commands.
When back up arrived to assist Deputy McAdams, a trafficking amount of methamphetamine was observed in plain view inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested, and the passenger was detained. The investigation has been turned over to the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force. No additional information can be released at this time.