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Syringe, Bags of Meth Found While Man Booked at Jail

Barrow County deputy finds nearly 80 syringes during searches at traffic stop and jail.

A Cumming man was arrested and charged with several drug offenses in Barrow County, including possession of crystal methamphetamine inside the county detention center.

William Edson Moyer, 41, was arrested by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of dozens of used syringes, six packets containing crystal methamphetamine, and a bag of marijuana.

According to the incident report, dated Jan. 24, 2014, Moyer had five of the packets of meth on him when he was being booked at the county jail.

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call around 11 p.m. on Jan. 24 from an Elks Road resident claiming that a man in a silver Honda was parked in the driveway using a syringe, according to the incident report.

The deputy located a silver Honda with a male driver and female passenger, and followed it until seeing it swerve off the road. The deputy stopped the car in front of Akins Ford in Winder.

Moyer consented to search, during which the deputy found a bag with a white crystal-like substance. The suspect first said he thought it was crushed-up aspirin, according to the incident report, but later admitted, “yes, it’s meth.” A field test confirmed it was meth.

The search of the vehicle found a backpack with 75 used syringes in a case, a used syringe on the floor and a bag with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. “The vehicle is mine and anything in it is mine,” Moyer said, according to the incident report. Moyer was arrested. The passenger was not.

Before booking, the deputy asked Moyer if there was anything else concealed, and that “if he brought anything inside [the detention center] then he would be charged with bringing drugs beyond a guard line.”

“I have two (2) syringes inside my sock in my left shoe,” the suspect answered.

The deputy found one syringe; the second may have been lost. Moyer said there was nothing else.

As Moyer was undressing in a booking area bathroom during the search, he pulled a black soft case from his underwear and gave it to the deputy. The case contained five baggies of meth. When he dropped his pants to the floor, another syringe fell out.

Moyer was charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects,  and crossing a guard line with narcotics.

Note: Info is this article comes from public-accessible incident reports on the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office website.

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