David Lee Carter

An overnight arrest reported by the Cedartown Police Department saw a man who was found sleeping in his truck with methamphetamine at the Waffle House, according to reports.

Cedartown Police arrested David Lee Carter, 44, of 432 Broad St., Tallapoosa, on Sunday, April 25 at 2:24 a.m. when officers found him inside of his truck asleep and woke him up.

While trying to get him to come out of the truck and talk to police, Carter is reported to have dumped a baggie of what later field tested positive as methamphetamine in the floor board of the passenger seat.

Officers reported that when getting him out of the truck during his arrest, Carter head butted the side of his own vehicle before being placed inside the police cruiser and taken onto the Polk County Jail.

An employee of the Waffle House on North Main Street in Cedartown told officers that they went out to determine if he was OK and first found him sleeping in the truck with his headlights on. He turned off the lights and went back to sleep, prompting the employee to call police.

Carter told officers when they first woke him that he had just dropped a friend off at the hospital.

He was released from the Polk County Jail on Monday with a $6,500 bond. He was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges of obstructing law enforcement officers and loitering or prowling.

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