Sex offender arrested on drug charges
CLAYTON — Last Wednesday, the Clayton Police Department conducted a traffic stop for what was initially illegally tinted windows. However, upon further inspection, deputies learned the vehicle’s passenger was a sex offender carrying on him methamphetamine, amongst other substances.
At approximately 9:47 p.m., local law enforcement were patrolling GA 15 North near Warwoman Road when a white Ford Escape with “very dark” tinted windows passed by.
A traffic stop was initiated just north of Pinnacle Drive, and upon contact, the officer identified the driver as Debra Wilson who was driving back home to Cherokee, North Carolina after visiting her kids in South Carolina.
Joined with her in the passenger seat was Larry Frank Cummings of Travelers Rest, South Carolina who according to law enforcement “appeared nervous and would not look them in the eye.”
After enforcement measured the window tint at 12 percent — an illegal tint level, the officer returned to the patrol unit to validate both individual’s identification.
The Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) indicated Cummings (50) was a sex offender registered out of South Carolina.
Upon learning this information, enforcement searched Wilson’s vehicle while she stepped to the side near the guardrail while authorities patted Cummings down and conducted the search.
While attempting to shield his right pocket from being searched, law enforcement located on Cummings an Advil bottle containing methamphetamine inside of it. Also located on him were orange pills suspected to be narcotics and a plastic bag with white pills.
Wilson was issued a citation for her tint and was free to go. Cummings was transported to the Rabun County Detention Center where staff later informed the officer in charge that Cummings had pulled a black bag from his waistband and hid it under a towel.
An inmate alerted the RCDC staff and the bag was confiscated. In it, law enforcement found more methamphetamine, three plastic straws and a glass smoking device.
Cummings was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Crossing State/County Lines with Weapons or Intoxicants, Sale, Distribution or Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects, Prescription Drugs Must be in their Original Container (s).