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Rockdale deputies arrest Newton couple on drug charges

CONYERS -- An Oxford couple was arrested on drug charges Monday evening after a lookout was issued for their car in Newton County and they were pulled over on Dogwood Drive by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

An undercover Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy saw the suspects' vehicle driving erratically and notified the RCSO that the vehicle was headed toward Rockdale.

A Rockdale deputy spotted the car, a gray 1995 Lincoln Town Car, on Ga. Highway 138 near Sigman Road. The deputy followed the car, which was weaving from one side of the road to the other, to the intersection of Ga. Highway 138 and Dogwood Drive, where the vehicle made a left turn. The deputy pulled the car over and ran a Georgia Crime Information Center check, which revealed that the driver, Charles Linny Flowers, 51, of 838 Hightower Trail, had a temporary protective order against him that prevented contact with his wife, Leslie Nicole Flowers, 30, who was the passenger in the car. Both suspects told the deputy that they were on their way to Walmart to buy groceries. Charles Flowers said he knew about the TPO but was trying to work things out with his wife.

When the deputy asked if he could search their vehicle, Charles Flowers reportedly denied the request. A K-9 deputy was brought to the scene where the dog alerted on the Town Car during a free air sniff of the vehicle.

A search of the car turned up two glass pipes commonly used to inhale methamphetamine, a propane burner, gloves, four plastic bags containing suspected meth in different forms, some prescription drugs and other paraphernalia.

Both suspects were taken to the Rockdale County Jail. Before entering the jail, Leslie Flowers was reportedly asked several times if she had any other narcotics on her person before crossing the guardline. She allegedly said no. Once she was inside, however, and a search of the back seat of the patrol car where she had been sitting was conducted, the deputy reportedly found a plastic bag containing pills similar to the ones found inside the suspects' car.

Charles Flowers was charged with aggravated stalking, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of methamphetamine and violating a family violence order. Leslie Flowers was charged with crossing guardlines with drugs without consent, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and sale, distribution or possession of dangerous drugs.

In other police news, the Georgia State Patrol arrested a Newborn man Jan. 31 after he was pulled over on Interstate 20 at Ga. Highway 138 in Rockdale County. According to the State Patrol, the driver was pulled over for no insurance. While he was getting his personal items out of the car prior to the arrival of a wrecker for an impound, the suspect allegedly threw a small bag of methamphetamines onto the shoulder of the road. A small bag of marijuana was allegedly found in the suspect's pocket during a search incident to arrest.

Scotty Dale Davis, 53, of 215 Falcon Ridge, Newborn, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and purchase/possession/manufacture/distribution or sale of marijuana. He was taken to the Rockdale County Jail and his car was towed.