Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested two people for drug charges on I-16, near Exit 6, (Ocmulgee East Blvd) at around 11:00p.m. Monday.
While monitoring traffic on the interstate, deputies noticed a black GMC Envoy with a headlight out. The vehicle then began changing lanes quickly. The deputies stopped the vehicle for traffic violations. When the deputies made contact with the driver there was an odor of Marijuana coming from inside the car.
The driver was identified as 24-year-old Jamen Kay Gatewood, of Marietta GA. There was also a male, identified as 17-year-old Bran Valdovinos of Smyrna GA., sitting in the back seat of the car. Gatewood stated to deputies that she was going to Glenville, Ga. to see relatives and was not sure how to get there. Deputies continued to smell the odor of Marijuana coming from inside of the car. When they asked Gatewood about it she denied having any drugs in the vehicle.
Deputies deployed their K-9 who alerted to drugs, near the rear hatch of the vehicle. When deputies searched the vehicle they found a duffle bag in the rear area that contained a remote control drone. Also, several aluminum cans that the tops had been cut off and then reattached were also found. The cans contained bags of what appeared to be Methamphetamines, Marijuana, and clear bags of tobacco. There were 200 grams of Methamphetamine, 50 grams of Marijuana and 100 grams of tobacco, found in the vehicle.
Both Gatewood and Valdovinos were taken into custody and transported to the Bibb County Jail are being held on Trafficking of Methamphetamine and Possession with intent to Distribute Marijuana. They both are being held without bond.
This is an ongoing investigation anyone who has information in reference to this incident or incidents like this is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.