Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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CONYERS — A Conyers motorist was pulled over for failure to dim her headlights last week and wound up in jail on drug charges.
Reina Yanet Licea, 27, of 2282 Fairview Road, was arrested Monday, July 22, after an officer with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office pulled over her Honda Accord on Farmer Road at about 10:15 p.m. The deputy reported that he observed that Licea did not dim her headlights for an approaching vehicle.
A check of Licea’s license showed that it had expired in April. The deputy asked for permission to search Licea’s vehicle and she declined. The deputy then had his K-9 officer conduct a search of the exterior of the car, and the dog alerted on the rear passenger side door.
During a search of Licea’s car the deputy reportedly found more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine wrapped in clear plastic and placed in three separate packages.
Licea was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, failure to dim lights and driving with an expired license.
According to the RCSO, based on the amount of drugs found in the car, officers with the Narcotics and Vice Unit obtained a search warrant for Licea’s residence. The search warrant was executed on July 23 and resulted in the arrests of three suspects charged with possession and use of drug-related objects. They were identified as Hector Hugo Ruiz-Vargas, 25, of 234 South Lakeshore Drive, Conyers; Efren Valdez, 36, of 1870 Kirkland Road, Covington; and Ruben Rodriguez-Herrera, 29, of Brandon Glen Way, Conyers.