Watch: Fender-bender leads to sheriff’s office K-9 finding suspect’s hidden drugs
The other driver involved in the crash had taken a video of the suspect earlier; deputies gave the suspect time to explain before a K-9 found a bag with drugs
By Sarah Roebuck
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — What started as a traffic accident investigation led to a sheriff’s office K-9 discovering drugs, FOX5 reports.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a crash when the driver, identified as Antwon Adkins, made an illegal U-turn, causing another driver to smash into the rear of his car.
Before a deputy arrived to investigate, the other driver involved in the crash had recorded a suspicious video of Adkins taking a black bag from his truck and carrying it into the woods nearby, the sheriff’s office said.
In body-worn camera, you can hear deputies giving Adkins an opportunity to explain.
“The civil infraction, all this traffic stuff, this is ending. Alright?” Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said in the video. “Now, I’m switching hats, and I’m going to investigate something that may be criminal. Maybe it’s not. You carried a black bag into the woods – what was in the bag?”
The video shows Adkins appearing to deny carrying anything out to the woods.
When a deputy, along with K-9 Axe, started combing the woods, the K-9 found the black bag. The sheriff’s office said the bag had fentanyl, oxycodone and marijuana, as well as a .40 caliber handgun and weight scales.
Adkins was charged with possession with intent to distribute, drug possession, possession of a firearm during a crime and tampering with evidence.
He was also found at fault for causing the accident that led to his troubles, FOX5 reports.