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A 28-year-old Milledgeville man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop last week by a deputy sheriff.

The suspect reportedly was driving to work at the time.

The suspect was identified as Orlando Maurice Davis, of the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lt. Lee Williamson.

Davis was charged Jan. 17 with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of known narcotics, driving under the influence of alcohol less safe, driving with a suspended license, crossing guard line with drugs, possession of marijuana less than an ounce, failure to drive within a single lane, and violation of a limited driving permit.

After the suspect was arrested, he was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center and jailed.

Williamson said in his report that Davis was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Impala LT when he was spotted failing to maintain his car while driving in a northbound direction along North Jefferson Street.

The deputy said he eventually made a traffic stop on the driver of the car near the intersection of Log Cabin Road, and North Jefferson Street.

Williamson said a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) check revealed the car’s registered owner was Davis.

“It (GCIC check) also revealed that Mr. Davis’ driver’s license was suspended for a previous DUI conviction and that he did possess a valid DUI permit to drive to and from work,” Williamson said in his report.

At the time of the traffic stop, Williamson said Davis told him he was en route to his place of employment.

Immediately upon talking with Davis, Williamson said he detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man. The deputy also said Davis’ speech was slow and slurred.

When the deputy asked Davis if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages prior to driving the car, Davis replied that he had last consumed alcoholic beverages the previous evening.

Williamson said he later called for Deputy Jerome Roberts to come to his location since he was equipped with an Alco-Sensor.

Davis later blew into the portable breathe device and it proved positive that the suspect was driving under the influence.

When Davis was asked to step out of his car, Williamson said he detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The car was later searched by deputies and a clear plastic bag was found between the driver’s seat and the center console, Williamson said.



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