Expired tag leads to meth, gun charges

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 3, 2013 

Methamphetamine, digital scales and a gun with a scratched off serial number were among the finds after an officer stopped a vehicle with an expired tag at the intersection of Talbotton Road and 27th Street Sunday, according to a Columbus Police report.

Corri Saxon, 22, Kenneth Ferguson, 32, and David Smith, 30, all faced charges of possession of meth, possession of drug related objects and criminal use of an article with an altered mark. Ferguson and Smith shared possession of a firearm charges. Additionally, Ferguson was charged with driving with a suspended license and no state tag.

Cpl. Nathan Norton told the court that he stopped the trio shortly after noon after checking the tag of the car randomly. Ferguson was taken into custody shortly afterward, after Norton discovered Ferguson was driving with a suspended license.

When Norton searched the car, he found 0.7 grams of meth, two digital scales and four meth pipes. A gun with a scratched off serial number was found under the back seat, near the area where Smith and Saxon were sitting.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Ferguson's bond at $17,000. Smith's was set at $16,000. Saxon's was set at $11,000.

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