CONYERS -- A Conyers man wanted in Newton County on a failure to appear warrant was charged with drug violations by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Friday.
According to the RCSO incident report, an informant at Allied Recycling called a deputy shortly after 5 p.m. to report that Michael Wayne Christian, 37, of 1840 Francis Road, was at the Old Covington Road business with scrap metal. In his report the deputy stated that he knew Christian had been scrapping a lot of copper and other metals and wanted to catch him with some stolen property.
The deputy also stated that he knew Christian was wanted out of Newton County for failure to appear on burglary charges.
When the deputy arrived at Allied Recycling he saw Christian's pickup truck coming from the right side of the property and blocked his path with his patrol vehicle.
Christian was the passenger in the vehicle. The driver was identified as Scott Brady Stallings, 37, of 2677 Rock Chapel Road, Lithonia.
Christian was placed under arrest on the Newton County warrant. Another deputy who arrived at the business searched Stallings and found a small black bottle in his left pants pocket. The bottle contained what appeared to be a small plastic bag containing methamphetamine shards.
A search of the vehicle uncovered a two glass pipes, a small set of electronic scales and a plastic bag containing other small plastic bags.
Christian and Stallings were taken to the Rockdale County Jail. A small bag of suspected methamphetamine was reportedly found on Christian during a search of him at the jail.
Christian was charged with two counts of possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and crossing a guard line with drugs without consent.
Stallings was charged with possession of methamphetamine.