A routine traffic stop for a tag violation led to the arrest of two Carnesville men, one for a pair of felony drug offenses.
A Commerce police officer working the U.S. 441 bypass pulled a vehicle over for the absence of a tag and right away noticed that the front seat passenger was extremely nervous — shaking and sweating.
The back-seat passenger, Brian Terrell Segars, 42, of 10459 Hwy. 59, Carnesville, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant after the officer ran his information. That led to a search of the vehicle, during which the officer allegedly found methamphetamine and cocaine.
The driver and Segars both said the drugs belonged to Michael Clifton Manley, 51, the nervous front-seat passenger. Both also said he had advised the driver not to stop when the officer pulled her over.
Manley, of 4775 Athens Road, Carnesville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine.
The driver was cited for the insurance violation.