Loud music leads to two arrested in Dalton

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Testing out a new sound system led to a visit to the Whitfield County Jail for two Dalton men on Thursday.
After stopping a car for loud music, Dalton Police determined 38-year-old Jeremiah Lee Thomison and 19-year-old Alberto Estrada had active warrants for their arrests…
They also had a large quantity of meth in their car.
It’s against Georgia law for a person driving a car to play music that can be plainly heard more than 100 feet from the vehicle.
After the officer pulled the car over, he found the active warrant for Thomison’s arrest for possession of meth with the intent to distribute.
When another officer asked if Estrada could drive the vehicle, he found Estrada’s outstanding warrant for forgery and noticed a strong smell of marijuana.
A search of the car revealed four ounces of meth, a half ounce of marijuana, a 9 millimeter handgun and digital scales.
The DPD’s Drug Unit responded and their ensuing investigation led to the seizure of approximately 16 more ounces of meth from another location.
The drugs were worth about $4,800.
Thomison and Estrada were charged with trafficking in meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of drug related objects.
Additionally, Thomison was charged with a noise violation for loud music coming from a vehicle. Estrada was also charged with forgery in the third degree on his warrant.

Categories: Crime, Local News, Whitfield County

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