A traffic stop on a speeder on Georgia Highway 316 in Oconee County early Wednesday led to drug and gun charges against two Winterville residents, authorities said.
The suspects were identified as Edward Ashley Adams, 33, of Cherokee Road and April Lynn Wolford, 26, of Moss Road.
A deputy on patrol about 1:30 a.m. clocked Adams’ car traveling slightly over 80 mph in a 55 mph zone near Julian Drive, according to an Oconee County Sheriff’s report.
The officer pulled the car over in a restaurant parking lot off Epps Bridge Parkway, where he smelled marijuana while speaking with Adams, who was driving, deputies said. Adams denied there was marijuana in the car, but he was placed under arrest when the deputy learned there was an active warrant for his arrest in Clarke County.
The woman identified herself and when the deputy ran her name on his computer, he learned she was also wanted on an arrest warrant, according to the report.
However, when she was placed in handcuffs, she admitted she had given the officer a false name and date of birth. When the deputy ran Wolford’s real name it showed she was not wanted on any outstanding charges.
However, Wolford was arrested for giving the false information. A search of the car revealed a loaded pistol, a container labeled “cannabis” and another container with a white powder labeled “Killer S—-.”
Both Adams and Wolford denied ownership of the gun. But because both are convicted felons, they were charged with being felons in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana. Adams was also given a citation for speeding.