Two men arrested for possession of meth near River Road

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 22, 2013 

Two men faced methamphetamine possession charges during a Recorder's Court hearing Monday after they were arrested near River Road with about 0.5 grams of meth.

David Winters, 23, faced charges of possession of meth and possession of marijuana. Robert Martin, 32, faced charges of possession of meth. Judge Michael Cielinski heard both men's cases during a Recorder's Court hearing at 9 a.m.

An officer told the court that Winters and Martin were stopped near the intersection of 39th Street and River Road at about 11:48 a.m. after police noticed the two seemed to be avoiding a nearby patrol car. Police also allegedly saw one of the men put something to his mouth and act like they were trying to conceal something.

When police searched Winters and Martin, they found 0.2 grams of meth in a plastic bag, 0.3 grams of meth in a plastic bag with a bulldog design and three grams of marijuana. Winters had one Xanax pill in his possession. The total estimated value of the confiscated items was $100.

Both men were transported to Muscogee County Jail.

Judge Michael Cielinski stated during court that Winters had been out on bond since May on possession of meth charges. He set his bond at $15,000.

Cielinski said Martin also had a prior conviction for a meth possession charge. He set his bond at $5,000.

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