On a rainy Wednesday, a White County Sheriff’s Office deputy patrolling a part of Cleveland wondered why a driver would turn off the headlights. That suspicion led to three arrests and roughly $20,000 in drugs seized.
The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said the deputy was in the Daybreak Road area Feb. 20 because of “previous complaints of criminal activity.”
After turning onto that road, another driver turned the headlights off and continued driving.
Upon finding the car, the deputy saw two people standing outside of it in the rain.
“The deputy witnessed one of these people throw a small quantity of methamphetamine in the floorboard of the car,” according to a news release.
The drug enforcement office was called for assistance, and officers found roughly 6 ounces of methamphetamine, 2 ounces of marijuana, prescription pills and $4,677.
Special Agent in Charge Mitchell Posey said the estimated street value of the drugs is $20,000.
Melissa Jane Grizzle, 41, of Alto, David Bryan Ferguson, 38, of Flowery Branch, and Cassandra Lynelle Medlock, 28, of Sautee Nacoochee, were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
All of them were taken to the White County Detention Center.
Posey said the investigation is still open and additional charges are pending.