Suspect charged with heroin possession

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of possessing heroin was arrested Monday night after a Coweta County deputy discovered him passed out in his vehicle.

Around 7:42 p.m., Deputy Trent Hastings was driving on Baker Road and noticed motorists were having to drive around one vehicle stopped in the lane, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Hastings turned on his lights and pulled behind the vehicle — when he approached the driver, Tracy Steven Evans, 54, Hastings found him passed out at the wheel.

Hastings was able to wake up Evans, Yarbrough said, and saw he had bloodshot eyes and was moving like he was intoxicated. While Hastings was speaking to Evans, Evans attempted to put the car in drive and drive off, but Hastings was able to put the vehicle back in park and take Evans into custody.

In Evans’ possession, Hastings found a bag containing one and a half Xanax pills and an amount of suspected heroin, Yarbrough said. Evans, who has a long history of drug charges in the county, was charged with possession narcotics — heroin is a schedule I controlled substance and Xanax, or alprazolam, is a schedule IV — and impeding the flow of traffic, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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