A pair of drug busts in Pembroke recently netted seven arrests. In an incident Monday, Pembroke Police Cpl. Matthew Lynn reported he stopped a Grenada, Miss., man identified as Mario Golliday for speeding. The vehicle allegedly smelled of marijuana, and Lynn said he found a one pound bag of marijana and a silver digital scale and bags in the vehicle.
Golliday was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and speeding.
Three passengers in the car were also arrested. Latoya Guest of Brunswick, Malcom Flenoury of Fort Stewart and Tameka D. Lawrence of Atlanta were also charged with felony possession of marijuana. Lawrence was also charged with obstruction for allegedly giving police a false identity.
It was also found Lawrence was wanted by the Glynn County Sheriff’s Department for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to police.
In the first bust, on March 9, officers arrested Joseph Collins of Pembroke, Donna Dismuke of Statesboro and Justin P. Hancock, also of Statesboro for possession of a methamphetamine lab.
According to a release from Pembroke police, Cpl. Stacy Strickland was flagged down by a person who saw what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle in the woods at the end of Shuman Drive.
Along with Officer Ernesto Nieves, Strickland approached the vehicle and allegedly found Collins standing in front of the truck. Nieves then reportedly found an active meth lab inside the vehicle. The Tri-Circuit Drug Task Force assisted with the investigation and disassembling of the lab.