Traffic stop leads to multiple charges against driver, passenger

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrest of an Elberton man on numerous drug possession and traffic-related charges.
A warrant for Travis Odale Brown, age 32, of a Mercer Drive address was issued August 3 when Brown was allegedly driving a Mercury Villager van and failed to comply with a deputy’s traffic stop, according to the sheriff’s report.
Brown was apprehended August 20 when a deputy observed Brown driving a Dodge Neon on the Bowman Highway and made another traffic stop. Brown was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony tampering with evidence, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, littering from a motor vehicle and felony probation violation.
Additionally, Brown was charged with numerous traffic offenses in connection with the August 3 warrant, including feeling or attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain lane, misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement officers, hit-and-run duty of a driver to stop at or return to the scene of an accident, failure to maintain insurance, brake light and turn signal violation, tail light violation, failure to obey a traffic signal, failure to obey a stop sign, headlight violation, displaying license plate for the purpose of concealing and registration and license violations.
A passenger in the vehicle at the time of Brown’s August 20 arrest, 24-year-old Meagan Marie Kelly of Elberton, was also arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and a parole violation.

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