A traffic stop turned into a drug case Sunday after Statesboro Police found methamphetamine and the ingredients to manufacture the drug in a car stopped for a registration violation.
Sergeant Charles Forney stopped a 1992 Ford Thunderbird on East Main Street near Zetterower Avenue, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York. The driver started to run away from the car but Forney detained him, he said.
When asked for identification, the driver, later identified as David Wayne Shyrock, 29, Quacco Road, Savannah, gave a false name, he said.
There were also two women in the car, he said. Backup officers arrived at the scene and took the women, identified as Krystal Marie Lester, 24, Waycross Road, Savannah, and Candice Brooke Causey, 21, Greene Drive, Rincon into custody.
Forney searched the car and "found suspected methamphetamine, as well as what he believed could be items used to manufacture methamphetamine," York said.
He notified the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit, and CSU Clandestine Laboratory investigators responded to the scene and processed the vehicle, he said. "Items used to manufacture and package methamphetamine were recovered."
Shyrock was charged with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Both Lester and Causey were charged with possession of methamphetamine. All three were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they are all being detained on an "investigative hold," according to a jail booking department spokesperson.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.