4 Arrested On Drug And Weapons Charges In Whitfield County

Friday, August 1, 2014

Four people have been arrested on multiple charges in Whitfield County.

On Tuesday, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a Whitfield County deputy stopped a Jeep Cherokee on the Bypass just south of Cleveland Highway. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered the driver had a handgun (Glock Model 19) and over $1,800 cash in the vehicle with him. The officer determined the driver (Adrian Trinidad) had a prior felony drug conviction and it was unlawful for him to be in possession of a firearm. The driver was taken into custody. A search warrant was then executed at the suspect’s residence, at 1614 Waring Road, apartment #3.

During the search of this apartment, three additional handguns were recovered. Also found during the search were over four pounds of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, and a large sum of currency ($4,226).

A Yamaha Rhino 660 reported to have been stolen in Chattanooga was also recovered at the residence. At the time the search warrant was executed two subjects were inside the apartment, Megan Wally of the residence and Miguel Velasquez of apartment #2.

Apartment #2 was then searched and officers discovered digital scales, marijuana and methamphetamine. A subject identified as John Ramos was also discovered in apartment #2. Upon checking. officers discovered there was a warrant for Ramos for selling marijuana. Ramos was located in the same room the marijuana was found. All subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Whitfield County Jail.

Adrian Melecio Trinidad, 38, of 1614 Waring Road is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a felony, sale of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Megan Rose Wally, 23, of 1614 Waring Road was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.  

Miguel Angel Velasquez, 19, of 1614 Waring Road #2 is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

John Carlos Ramos, 21, of 1307 Jackson Road, is charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and selling marijuana.   


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