BPS arrests two men for cocaine and marijuana

Published 7:12 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thanks to the help of Georgia State Patrol, Bainbridge Public Safety arrested two men on Friday and chanrged them with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Georgia State Trooper Brian Palmer pulled over a car driven by Michael Jones, of Bainbridge, for speeding when he noticed the odor of marijuana coming form the car.

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After a search of the vehicle, Palmer had discovered baggies of marijuana and cocaine that were individually packaged for distribution along with a digital scale.

According to BPS investigator Chip Nix, the drugs were found in what are considered common areas in the car, which meant that the passenger, Latravious Miller, would also be charged for the drugs as well.

“It wasn’t that one could exercise physical possession,” said Nix. “Both had constructive possession.”

According to Nix, a common area is determined by the fact that both the driver and the passenger had equal access to the drugs, so they both possess the drugs.