A man was arrested on drug charges Sunday night after deputies said they responded to his vehicle blocking traffic on Interstate 85.
A deputy reported that the Chevrolet Tahoe was blocking a northbound lane on I-85 about four miles south of the Hogansville exit. When the deputy arrived, a witness said the driver, identified as Terrance Tyrone Sims, 36, of Montgomery, had thrown a plastic baggie from the vehicle.
Sims allegedly told a deputy that he ran out of gas. He and the deputy pushed the Tahoe to the side of the road.
The deputy then found the plastic baggie, which contained a white powder, and a lighter next to where the vehicle had stopped. Another deputy found a half dollar-sized clump of suspected cocaine, rolling papers and a glass pipe with suspected cocaine residue next to the vehicle. Deputies also found other suspected paraphernalia inside the Tahoe.
Sims was charged with cocaine possession and driving with a suspended license.
Two others were arrested over the weekend on drug-related charges:
•LaGrange police arrested D’Anthony Cotton, 22, of Harwell Avenue on suspicion of possessing cocaine with intent to sell or distribute after a traffic stop. Police recovered a baggie with crack cocaine and a set of scales when they stopped the car he was driving.
•Travis Lorenzo McCullough, 25, of Valley, Ala., was charged by West Point police with the sale or possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and traffic violations.