Weapons, drug charges follow Rome traffic stop

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A Rome man was found with two weapons and a suspected quantity of drugs following a traffic stop on Roberts Street early Wednesday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

The driver, Anthony E. Garcia-Dundas, 30, of the State of Georgia, has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree possession of a weapon, police stated.

Police said an officer on patrol at about 7:25 a.m. found a car parked at the curb on East Bloomfield Street near Floyd Avenue. Police said the car pulled into the street, stopped in the middle of the lane, turned on its high beams and then continued driving.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on nearby Roberts Street.

Police said a pair of metal knuckles with a fold-out knife and a switchblade were found inside the
vehicle.

Police said several drug pipes, hypodermic instruments and other drug paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle.

Authorities said the suspected drugs have been sent to a forensic laboratory for testing and possible charges are pending.

Garcia-Dundas was released on an appearance ticket for City Court.

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