Silver Creek Man Arrested in Summerville after Traffic Stop

Silver Creek Man Arrested in Summerville after Traffic Stop

A 41-year-old Silver Creek, Georgia resident – was placed under arrest in Summerville after a traffic stop was conducted near the Mason’s Funeral Home location on Highway 48.     According to Summerville Police, that officer on patrol, noticed the man was not wearing his seat belt and initiated the traffic stop. 

While speaking to the individual, identified as Wesley Hodge, the officer noticed a bulge in the man’s pants pocket.  After asking Hodge to empty his pockets, police found needles – inside a glasses case – with suspected methamphetamine residue on them.    After searching, police found a zip-lock baggy containing meth, as well as methamphetamine wrapped in cellophane.

Hodge was arrested and charged with operating an unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle – also, a seat belt violation, and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for possession of methamphetamine.  Afterwards – a Rome woman (a passenger in the vehicle), was allowed to leave as Hodge claimed responsibility for the illegal drugs.

(AM1180 Chattooga County, Georgia)

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