RABUN COUNTY, GA -- It was 3:00 in the morning. A Rabun County deputy watched a white Honda drift towards the shoulder and back to the middle again and again. He pulled the car over, and like he had dozens of times that month, asked to see the driver's license and insurance.
Shennon Richards told the deputy he didn't have one; it had been suspended. During the explanation, the deputy noted, "I noticed very heavy masking odors, along with an odor consistent to that of marijuana."
When he searched the car, the deputy found a marijuana blunt and 42 grams of crack cocaine. Richards insisted the woman in the car with him knew nothing about the cocaine. She said they'd been to Atlanta to visit family. While she was visiting kids, he went to a nearby gas station where he allegedly purchased the drugs.
The cocaine was packaged in three small plastic bags. Richards was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving on a suspended photo, and weaving.