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I-20 traffic stop nets drugs, cash and 2 arrests

COVINGTON -- A recent routine traffic stop by a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy resulted in confiscation of drugs and drug paraphernalia, as well as $7,284 in cash.

Arrested and charged were Monroe residents Chad and Angela Stinson of 2948 Hestertown Road. Both were charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act with intent to distribute and possession of Schedule IV narcotics. Chad Stinson was additionally charged with failure to maintain lane and driving while license is suspended.

According to NCSO spokesman Lt. Keith Crum, the deputy observed a 2011 Dodge Ram traveling westbound on Interstate 20 that was veering into other lanes. The deputy stopped the truck.

"He then noticed the passenger (Angela Stinson) was in near panic, very excited and agitated," Crum said. "He ended up speaking with both the driver and the passenger and received permission to search the vehicle."

Located were suspected methamphetamine and crushed white pills suspected to be Xanax, digital scales, a quantity of scratch-off lottery tickets and more than $7,000 in cash.

The NCSO also arrested four people when a resident of the Beaver Run subdivision complained that there trespassers at the community pool house on Natalie Court.

Once deputies were on the scene, the suspects were found to be in possession of marijuana and a drug-related object, a gas mask with tubing attached.

Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce; possession of drug-related objects with intent to distribute, and loitering and prowling were: Erin Johnson of 85 Landon Way; Brittani Rose Stinson of 329 Tall Oaks Drive, Conyers; Danyel Rashad Alexander of 4019 River Garden Circle; and Zeaunte Lebron Parks of 585 Oakstone Road, who was also charged with open container.