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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Waynesboro Man on Drug Charges

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Larry Wayne Copeland, age 57, of Waynesboro, was arrested on Wednesday, July 12 on multiple drug charges. The report filed by Deputy Samuel Grooms stated that he performed a traffic stop on Copeland’s vehicle because the tag was unable to be seen due to the tailgate being lowered. When Deputy Grooms made contact with Copeland, he allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana. Copeland then allegedly admitted to Deputy Grooms that he was in possession of narcotics. A small white bag inside a plastic container was allegedly found in Copeland’s possession. A search of the vehicle then allegedly produced two more bags of a white crystal substance and a pipe commonly used for smoking meth. The substance was tested at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and came back positive for methamphetamine with a total weight of 5.1 grams. Copeland was arrested on charges of manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of methamphetamine, driving while in possession of methamphetamine, criminal offense/intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $162,500.00 bond.

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