Frank Clark

Name:
CLARK, FRANK AARON C

Date of Booking:
11/9/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
FAILURE TO OBEY STOP SIGN

DRIVER MUST APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE WITHIN 60 DAYS OF A CHANGE OF NAME OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS

OBSCURRED OR MISSING LICENSE PLATE

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Tuesday November 9, 2021 around 1148 hrs, while patrolling Clubhouse Dr I observed a white Honda Accord(Ga Tag [REDACTED]) pass my by me with what appeared to be a tag cover. I turned around and caught up with the vehicle as it approached the stop sign at Clubhouse Dr and Myrtle Dr. As the vehicle stopped for the stop sign, I observed both front tires cross the white stop line and was able to confirm the tag cover was obstructing the registration sticker. I continued to follow the vehicle as it made a right turn onto Myrtle Dr. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Myrtle Dr and Court Dr the vehicle again crossed the stop line with both front tires.

I activated my emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Myrtle Dr and Court Dr. I conducted a driver side approach and made contact with the driver who was later identified as Mr. Frank Clark. I advised him who I was and the reason for the traffic stop. While speaking with Mr. Clark I could smell the distinct odor of unburnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Deputy Thomas(994) arrived on scene to assist. I asked Mr. Clark to exit the vehicle and he complied. When I asked Mr. Clark about the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle he stated his wife smoked in the vehicle and she left a marijuana roach inside. I completed a hand search of Mr. Clark’s person and located two clear bags in his front right pocket with a green leafy substance which appeared to be marijuana. Mr. Clark said he forgot it was in there. No further contraband was located on his person.

Sgt. Abbgy(981) arrived on scene to assist. During the search on the interior of the vehicle I located two more clear bags between the driver seat and driver door which I also suspected to be marijuana. Further search of the vehicle reveled another clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance in the front right pocket on a blue jacket which was on the driver seat.

Sgt. Abbgy(981) advised me he also located a brown hand rolled cigarette with a burnt green leafy substance with suspected marijuana located in a small area under the radio. No further contraband was located in the vehicle. Mr. Clark was placed in double-locked handcuffs that were checked for fit and seated in the rear of Sgt. Abbgy’s (981) patrol vehicle. Sgt. Abbgy(981) transported Mr. Clark to the Liberty County Jail and released him to the booking staff. He advised me he checked the back seat of his patrol vehicle for weapons and contraband before and after transport with no weapons and contraband located. Detective Howell advised me to arrest on only the traffic violations at this time.

Detective Howell was notified and briefed and a arrived on scene. All evidence was released to him.
Detective Howell advised me he would send the suspected marijuana to the GBI crime lab for testing.