Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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May 11, 2009

3 arrested in drug bust at Huddle House

AMERICUS — There was more than something good cooking on the grill Sunday at the Huddle House Restaurant on U.S. Highway 19 as three Sumter County residents were arrested as part of a drug-related incident in the restaurant’s parking lot.

Deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrived after noticing a large crowd of people gathered in the restaurant’s parking lot.

Upon a closer investigation, Michael Hale, an officer with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, discovered two young males parked in a gray Chevrolet Caprice. Hale walked up to the car and noticed a strong odor similar to, if not, marijuana. The individuals in the car, were identified as Jermaine C. Tullis, 25, of 221 West Rock Hill Subdivision, Americus and Bradley Perry, 24, 154-B County Road, Plains.

According to the sheriff’s report, Hale approached the car and asked for identification of both the driver (Tullis) and occupant (Perry). Tullis put the car into drive and attempted to flee. Hale was able to shove the car back into park and got the keys from the ignition before the subjects were successful in their attempt to flee.

As Perry was asked to exit the vehicle, he threw a bag of marijuana underneath the car.

With assistance from officers from the Americus Police Department, the deputies confiscated the marijuana and over $1,546 in cash.

Both subjects, along with another, William Laster, 25, of 682 Salters Mill Road, Americus were arrested and taken to jail. Charges for Tullis are possession of marijuana and obstruction/hinderance of a law enforcement official, and for Perry, possession of marijuana and obstruction of a law enforcement official. They were both jailed. Laster is charged with disorderly conduct and was released on summons to appear in court.

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