Media release: On March 11, 2019 the Adairsville Police Department conducted a traffic stop due to a vehicle having an equipment violation. Officers soon discovered that the driver and one of the passengers had suspended licenses. After making the arrest officers located Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and over $4000.00 in cash in small bills in the vehicle. The female passenger also had a significant amount of Methamphetamine in the crotch area of her pants.
Mr. John Eugene Collins, Mr. Michael Henry Lynch and Ms. Kara Shea Boaen was charged with; VGCSA- Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute, O.C.G.A. 16-13-30(b), VGCSA- Possession of Methamphetamine, O.C.G.A. 16-13-30(a), VGCSA- Marijuana possession less than 1 Oz., O.C.G.A. 16-13-2(b), VGCSA- Possession and use of drug related objects, O.C.G.A. 16-13-32.2(a).
Mr. Collins was also charged with; Driving while license is suspended, O.C.G.A. 40-5-121, Operating a vehicle without valid registration, O.C.G.A, 40-2-88, and Acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing identification of motor vehicle, O.C.G.A. 40-2-5. Mr. Collins, Mr. Lynch and Ms. Boaen were then transported to the Bartow County Adult Detention Center and transferred to the custody of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office without incident.