Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

A Toccoa woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop in Eastanollee last week.

According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 17 south near Whispering Pines Road for an expired tag on January 31.

During the stop, Shirley said deputies first discovered that the tag had been expired for about four years.

Also, Shirley said that deputies found prescription medication not in an original container.

The sheriff said that the driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Tina Lynn Sherman of Toccoa was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of Schedule Two drugs, two counts of Possession of drugs must be in original container, and several traffic charges.

Shirley said she is currently in jail with a bond of $35,100.

Elsewhere, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dibbuns Drive in Toccoa on February 2 for a reported theft. The report indicates that sometime over the past few months, more than $2,200 worth of household goods and other items had been taken from the residence.

Finally, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store on Highway 17 on February 2 in reference to a theft of $320 from a vehicle that day.

Both of those incidents remain under investigation.