Traffic stop leads to drug charges for 2 Rome men

38-year-old Larry Russell and 35-year-old Brian Thomas, both of Rome (Photos provided by the Rome Police Department)

Two Rome men are facing charges after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs in their vehicle, according to the Rome Police Department.

Posted: May. 21, 2018 11:34 AM

ROME – Two Rome men are facing charges after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs in their vehicle, according to the Rome Police Department.

Around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Rome police pulled over a vehicle in the 500 block of North Madison Street for failing to stop at a stop sign. During the vehicle stop, officers say they smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Police say during a search of the vehicle they found marijuana, prescription medication and 3.5 grams of cocaine.

The driver, 38-year-old Larry Russell, and his passenger, 35-year-old Brian Thomas, are both charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The two men were processed at the Rome Police Department and held for arraignment on Monday.

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