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July 12, 2013

Meth found after traffic stop in Echols

ECHOLS COUNTY — A broken brake light, nervous demeanors and conflicting stories prompted the discovery of methamphetamine in a vehicle after the Sheriff of Echols County's Thursday morning patrol led him behind the 2006 Lincoln LS, according to reports from the Echols County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Randy Courson noticed the failed brake light as he approached the vehicle, which was stopped at the intersection of Highways 376 and 135, according to reports. The two motorists in the LS appeared nervous during the subsequent traffic stop, one occupant could provide no identification and both occupants stories conflicted, reports stated.

When back up arrived, consent was given to search the vehicle following their extreme nervousness and the inconsistency of their stories, reports stated.  

The search revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and tools commonly used for distribution and ingestion of methamphetamine, according to Courson. One suspect was also found to be in

possession of a schedule II narcotic, according to reports.   

Courtney Carter, 21, of Stockton was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a schedule IV narcotic, and felony possession of tools for the commission of a crime, reports stated.  David Windel “Little Man” Chaney Jr., 32 of Naylor was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of tools for the commission of a crime, according to reports.

Carter and Chaney were placed under arrest and transported to Lowndes County Jail for processing.  

Sheriff Courson  has encouraged the public to come forward with any information on illegal narcotics activity. Callers may remain anonymous and tips may be left through the Echols County Sheriff's Office at 229-559-5603 or the Echols County Sheriff's Office website at

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