Two men are facing multiple drug-related charges after deputies on patrol on April 10 identified suspicious activity in Jackson County.
An AR-15 assault rifle reported as stolen from Hall County was recovered along with 3 pounds of methamphetamine, several pounds of marijuana and drug-related objects.
When deputies spotted a man walking from the woods back to a Black Yukon stopped in the roadway, they approached the SUV and smelled the odor of marijuana.
The driver was identified as 29-year-old David C. Shoemaker of Byron, and the passenger, who was having difficulty locating his identification, provided a date of birth that did not match the ID he found.
The passenger, Adam Tollison, 25, who had provided an incorrect name, told deputies he didn’t live nearby and didn’t know how he got on the rural dirt road. He said he had a bad morning since his girlfriend had thrown his phone out of the vehicle during an argument.
Deputies discovered Tollison was in possession of a round plastic container with a white crystal-like substance and $796 inside it, and had multiple abrasions on his body and blood on his shirt.
Deputies also found a firearm with a collapsible stock, four magazines, and 141 rounds of ammunition.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms were notified, as were investigators from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
Tollison is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm and numerous other drug charges.
Shoemaker, who was being held on a $55,000 bond, is charged with party to the crime of possession of marijuana and of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and multiple other drug charges.
The case remains under investigation.