A 23-year-old Milledgeville man was arrested on illegal drug charges following a wreck Saturday morning in Baldwin County, authorities say.
The same man was released about three months ago from the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where he had been serving time after being arrested for probation violation. He reportedly was released with the stipulation that he wear an ankle monitor.
The man was identified as Micah Shane McDade, of the 100 block of Lake Shore Drive, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ernesto Lopez.
McDade was charged with one count of Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of methamphetamine, records show.
Following McDade’s arrest, he was returned to the county jail.
Lopez said in his report that he responded to a single-vehicle wreck on Georgia Route 29 near State Farm Road. The mishap, which involved a Ford F-150 pickup truck, happened sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 11:03 a.m.
The deputy said McDade told him he fell asleep while traveling southbound Georgia 29 towards Wilkinson County.
While talking with McDade, Lopez said he asked him if he had any weapons or drugs with him and McDade reportedly replied, “No.”
Deputy Sgt. Lee Kitchens, who came to the wreck scene to offer assistance to Lopez, later asked McDade for permission to search the truck.
During the search that following a short time later, a clear syringed needle with a clear crystal-like substance inside the syringe, believed to be methamphetamine, was found, Lopez said in his report.
“It was found inside a black book bag in a top zipper compartment,” Lopez said.
The book bag had originally been sitting on the ground near the driver’s side door when deputies arrived, the deputy said in his report.
The book bag was later picked up and then placed inside the truck while the search was being conducted.
The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine, which led to McDade being taken into custody.