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Wednesday, October 6, 1999
3 face drug charges after seatbelt stop

Staff Writer

Three men face drug charges after a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation Sunday morning in Fayetteville.

According to police reports, the incident took place at Ga. Highway 54 and Cobblestone Blvd. at about 6 p.m. After the officer stopped a 1998 Ford Taurus because the driver was not wearing his seatbelt, K-9 officer “Bo” inspected the outside of the car and alerted his partner that there could be drugs inside.

A search of the vehicle produced what police believe to be marijuana, reports indicated.

The driver of the car, Aaron Christopher Austin, 20, of Senoia, was charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act — possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. The two passengers in the car — 18-year-old Brandon David Crawford of Senoia and 17-year-old Jason Alan Kelly of Sharpsburg — were charged with the same offense.

Austin was also cited for not wearing his seatbelt.

Also in Fayetteville:

Steven Joseph McConnell, 27, of McDonough was arrested Friday morning near Tinseltown Theatres for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

An arrest was made Monday on an outstanding warrant from Fayetteville for probation violation.

A suspect turned himself in Monday on an outstanding warrant from Fayetteville for theft by taking.

A truck was reported stolen Monday from the parking lot near Home Depot.

A criminal trespass report was filed Saturday after tires were slashed on a car.

A driver was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence.

A criminal trespass report was filed Saturday after windows were broken in the rear of an automobile.

A theft of services report was filed Saturday after a customer allegedly left Wal-Mart without paying for a tire rotation.

A shoplifting report was filed Saturday after a suspected allegedly concealed a pair of pants and left a store without paying for them.

Wal-Mart turned a number of forged and stolen checks over to police.

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