A Rome man took responsibility for baggies of methamphetamine found on the ground around where he was sitting while police were searching a vehicle he was riding in for contraband, according to Rockmart Police reports.
Randy Lenor Beavers, 54, of 224 Ashland Park Blvd., Rome, remained in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and abandonment of dangerous drugs along with a misdemeanor charge of obstructing law enforcement officers during a traffic stop this past Sunday at Highway 101 and Holly Street.
Rockmart Police were ready to be lenient with four people involved in a traffic stop on Sunday, May 30, after the driver was pulled over for a seat belt violation and nervous rear passengers gave police concerns that something illegal might be in the car. The owner of the vehicle – who was a passenger – told police they were welcome to search the car and that to their knowledge, nothing illegal was inside.
However, police reported finding pills in the purse of the owner of the vehicle and a glass pipe with meth residue in it in a purse owned by a passenger.
Police, having previous dealings with that passenger, determined that since no other contraband was found they would destroy the items on scene and let the four go. The driver was given a warning for the seat belt violation and allowed to go without further issue.
However, in the area where one passenger was sitting along with Beavers, police ultimately found two baggies of methamphetamine on the ground.
Beavers took responsibility for the drugs and was taken into custody. The driver and other two passengers were allowed to leave without further incident.
Police transported Beavers to the Polk County Jail without further incident, where he remained without bond set on charges as of this posting.