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Caley Mill Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Samuel Dixson and Howard McCray were charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

A traffic stop in the Caley Mill subdivision on June 19 led to Samuel Dixson, a 20-year-old from Mableton, and Howard McCray, an 18-year-old from Austell, being charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

An officer was patrolling the subdivision about 11 a.m. when she saw a white Toyota Camry with four people it, according to a report. The driver “appeared to be having a difficult time driving the vehicle,” the report says.

“I stopped beside the vehicle to ask the driver if she was OK, but she would not even look at me,” it says.

After performing a traffic stop, the officer discovered that the driver, a 16-year-old female, didn’t have a driver’s license or learner’s permit.

Dixson, who was in the backseat with McCray, said it was his car, that he was allowing her to drive, and he would show the officer his driver’s license, the report says.

A Cobb County police officer arrived and watched the four people after they exited the car while the Powder Springs officer searched the car. In the middle of the backseat was a “weed grinder” with a “green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.”

Dixson and McCray both insisted it was each of theirs, and since it was in the middle, they were both charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce, the report says. Dixson was also charged with permitting an unauthorized minor to drive.

The driver was charged with driving unlicensed, the report says. The female juvenile passenger in the front wasn’t charged with anything.

Once the officer was back at department with the grinder, as she was “looking more closely,” she found a compartment that had two small baggies of what looked to be methamphetamine, the report says.

The officer wasn’t sure, so she sent the material off to the crime lab, the report says.

Dixson and McCray were both charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony.

Cobb County Jail records show Dixson bonded out on Monday, while McCray remains at the jail.

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