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Traffic stop on I-75 in Bartow nets two arrests, largest ever heroin bust
by Monica Burge
January 28, 2014 10:39 AM | 2656 views | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two men were arrested on various drug charges by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force Jan. 27 following a traffic stop on Interstate 75.

According to task force Commander Mark Mayton, the pair. who are from St Louis, Mo., were traveling on the interstate and were stopped by a task force deputy for a window tint violation and failure to maintain lane.

After the vehicle was stopped the task force deputies became suspicious of the men’s behavior and requested consent to search the vehicle. a news release stated.

The driver refused consent to search and the task forces K-9 was deployed and alerted to narcotics in the vehicle the release stated.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and task force deputies located a large quantity of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.

The driver, Derrick Decarlos Covington, 32, of 4706 St Louis Ave, St Louis, was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana less than an ounce, failure to taintain lane, and window tint violation.

Tony Glover, 28, of 1723 Uycle Street, St Louis, Mo. was charged with trafficking heroin and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

Both remain jailed at the Bartow County Jail pending a bond hearing.

Captain Mayton said that the amount of heroin seized by the task force deputies was most likely the largest amount ever seized in Bartow County.

The heroin had a street value of more than $628,000.00 when sold in user amounts the release stated.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap and Cartersville Police Department Chief Thomas Culpepper said that drug task force agents are still following information gathered during this investigation and more arrest could come as a result.

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January 28, 2014
I don't want to sound like a hippie but I wonder what series of bad events we just dodged by keeping that amount of drugs off the street... or what series of events we set off in the other direction...drugs are scary because we are all affected to a certain degree. Our neighbors could be addicts or our leaders or worst: our kids..our coworkers..even our church members...I'm speechless! What type of reactions we'll be exposed to as a society from drug addicts crashing off their favorite poison.
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