A suspect police say tossed out close to $7,000 in drugs from his car Saturday morning faces a charge of trafficking methamphetamine.
Several officers spotted Luis Miguel Rodriguez-Tovor, 24, of Norcross, throw something out of his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 at Interstate 185 and Smith Road around 11:20 a.m. Police found more than 2 ounces of suspected meth, worth $6,780, reports state.
Columbus police had a roadblock over the weekend on the interstate near Williams Road. Posted signs stated “Drug Checkpoint: Be Prepared to Stop,” witnesses said.
Drivers seeing the signs arouse suspicion by trying to avoid the checkpoint or by pulling over to clean out their cars.
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Police logs listed several people had been arrested on marijuana charges.
Rodriguez-Tovor is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and abandoning a controlled substance, police said.