Dropped Cigarette Leads To Drug Charges
Rome Police say a dropped cigarette has led to drug charges against a Rome man.
It happened during a traffic stop on Massock Avenue
Police say as a officer was talking to the driver of the car, 33-year old Robert Coffin dropped a cigarette he was smoking and it landed between the two front seats of the vehicle.
As Coffin opened the car door to retrieve the cigarette, the officer saw a clear plastic bag on the floor of the car that contained a white chunky substance.
A struggle ensued when Coffin tried to put the bag into his pocket and he was arrested.
Police say they found two other bags that allegedly contained crack cocaine, along with $1,000 in cash.
Coffin was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.