Man arrested for charges ranging from possession of drugs to suspended license

Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016

By Bridget Walker



Frank Pavkovich, 48, was arrested on Saturday with charges for speeding, driving while license suspended, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent and pills to be kept in original container.

While running stationary radar on Hwy. 27, Deputy Vincent Edmond saw Pavkovich traveling 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour speed zone, so Edmond initiated a traffic stop.

According to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office incident report, once Pavkovich’s vehicle stopped, Edmond saw him “make a motion with his arms towards the front passenger seat.”

After making contact with the driver, Edmond discovered that he had a Georgia and Florida License, both of which were suspended, the most recent being from Florida and revoked as of September 2013 for habitual traffic violations.

Edmond then placed Pavkovich under arrest and received consent to search the vehicle. The search led to Edmond locating “a piece of clear plastic that was twisted up and contained a white powdery substance,” according to the report.

In the trunk of the vehicle, a pill bottle was found with a label for Pavkovich, containing three pills labeled as “Dicofenac,” which was the proper medication that belonged in the bottle, but there were also 18 pills labeled as “Mylan A1,” which are listed as Schedule IV controlled substance.

Pavkovich’s vehicle was towed, and he was transported to the Decatur County Jail.

No bond was reported.