Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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CONYERS -- Two Florida residents were arrested on trafficking in methamphetamine charges last week through a cooperative effort by the Georgia State Patrol and the Conyers Police Department.
Emma Y. Lomeli, 38, of Crescent City, Fla., and Alfredo Gonzalez-Sanchez, 27, of DeLeon Springs, Fla., were each charged with one count of trafficking in meth after they were pulled over by the GSP at the La Quinta Inn on Dogwood Drive on Thursday, June 21, at about 5:30 p.m.
According to police reports, the trooper observed a 1998 Buick Park Avenue make an illegal U-turn on Dogwood Drive and made contact with the vehicle at the La Quinta Inn. While talking to the driver, the trooper reportedly became suspicious and asked for consent to search the car. During the search, a kilogram of suspected methamphetamine was found in the driver's purse in the front floorboard. The Conyers Police Department was then called to assist.
According to the CPD officer's report, a large clear vacuum-sealed bag that contained several layers of clear wrapping material was found inside a purse on the floorboard of the car.
"This type of packaging I observed on the front passenger floorboard was very consistent with how drugs are packaged for smuggling in large quantities," the officer wrote in his report.
In order to question the suspects, a CPD officer who speaks Spanish was called to the scene to translate statements by the suspects into English.
Both suspects were taken to the Rockdale County Jail where they remained as of press time Wednesday.