Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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CONYERS -- A man who allegedly tried to pass himself off to a deputy as much younger than he was and claimed he didn't know the year he was born was arrested last week on drug charges.
Thomas Jack Strickland, 62, of 1701 Oak St., was pulled over by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Feb. 22 after a deputy noticed he was driving on Milstead Avenue without wearing a seat belt.
When the deputy asked Strickland for his drivers license, the suspect reportedly said he didn't have it on him.
The deputy reported that Strickland appeared to be nervous and was moving around in the seat of the Ford F-150 a lot. He reportedly gave the deputy a Social Security card with another name on it and claimed that it was his.
"I asked him for his date of birth," the deputy wrote in his incident report. "He said 12-21. I asked him for the year and he said that he did not know it. I asked him how old he was and he said 42. I looked at the driver and he seemed to be older than 42 years of age."
The deputy then noticed a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be methamphetamine on the floor of the vehicle. Strickland was placed under arrest and the pickup truck was searched. A small bag of marijuana was found inside a cigarette pack, a glass pipe typically used to smoke meth was found in a bag of clothes and a hypodermic needle was found in the back of the truck.
A records check showed that Strickland was wanted on a felony possession of methamphetamine warrant from Rockdale County. He was also charged with giving a false name to police, no drivers license on person, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and seat belt violation.
Two passengers in Strickland's truck were not charged.