A traffic stop by Elbert County Sheriff Deputies has placed an Elberton man in jail for possession of a large amount of Synthetic marijuana.
A vehicle was pulled over in the Bowman area after a deputy on patrol noticed the car weaving on the roadway.
The driver, identified as 29 year-old Michael Jefferson Henson of an Elizabeth Street Address in Elberton, admitted that he had been drinking, and that he was looking for Elbert County.
Upon searching the vehicle, deputies located over one hundred and thirty packets of what is known as Synthetic marijuana. The substance is a big problem for law enforcement said Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston.
“Synthetic marijuana is becoming a growing problem for law enforcement. It is considered a schedule one drug, meaning that it has no medical use and is illegal to possess”, said Sheriff Barry Haston.
Henson has been charged with DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, Possession of Schedule 1 and Schedule 5 Drugs with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Related Objects.
He is currently being held in the Elbert County Detention Center.