David Alexander Bergeron

A Cedartown man who was walking down the highway was about to be allowed to go home, but trying to dispose of drugs by tossing them out onto the side of the highway while talking with an officer got him into bigger trouble according to Polk County Police reports.

David Alexander Bergeron, 26, of 114 Irwin St., Cedartown, remained in the Polk County Jail without bond set on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor charge of littering on Saturday, August 28 a little after 9:30 p.m.

Police stopped Bergeron walking down Highway 27 at Judkin Mill Road when they thought he looked suspicious in all black clothing and on the wrong side of the roadway.

He told officers he didn’t have his identification on him but gave his name and date of birth and an officer went back to the patrol vehicle to look him up for warrants and other information.

During that time, another vehicle pulled up and a woman identifying herself as Bergeron’s wife told officers they were coming to pick him up.

Police were about to write Bergeron a warning when he pulled out his cigarettes and an officer watched him toss something away in the process. When officers asked what it was, Bergeron denied throwing anything and police decided to search him.

“I then patted him down and picked up the small plastic bag that he had threw (thrown) away,” the report stated. “Inside of the bag I discovered a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine.”

Police place him under arrest and charged him without further incident. He remains in jail as of this posting.

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