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.