A Royston man was arrested last week on DUI, drug and traffic charges when his van was stopped for speeding on Hwy. 281 (Wildcat Bridge Road).
Stacy Leon Segars, 43, 816 Aaron Brown Road, was charged with sale, distribution, possession, etc. of methamphetamine, speeding, removing or affixing license plate to conceal vehicle identification, expired vehicle tag or decal, possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs by an inmate (methamphetamine/marijuana), no insurance and DUI/alcohol.
According to the incident report, deputy Joshua Fowler clocked a white Dodge Caravan going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, with the driver pulling over at Harrison Volunteer Fire Department. While searching the man, identified as Segars, the deputy reportedly found a white crystal substance suspected to be methamphetamine. After booking Segars into the Madison County Jail, jailers reportedly discovered a bag of marijuana, a rolled up dollar bill and 3.2 grams of more methamphetamine in one of his shoes.
In another arrest, a passenger in a Chevy Astro van was arrested by Deputy Thomas Lutz on drug charges following a safety checkpoint stop on Hudson Rivers Church Road on Arrowhead Lane last Wednesday.
Christy Leigh Escoe, 27, 194 Lewallen Road, Commerce, was charged with possession, manufacture, distribution, etc. VGCSA methamphetamine, deposit account fraud (bad check), hold for Jackson County and possession of marijuana less than an ounce.
The driver of the van, Rhonda Haskin Laughlin, 39, Ila, was charged with driving while license withdrawn and no insurance.
According to the incident report, a check of the identity of the occupants of Laughlin’s van found two outstanding warrants for Escoe’s arrest: one from Madison County and one from Jackson County.
Escoe was also later found to have a prescription bottle in her purse containing suspected methamphetamine and a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana.