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Adairsville man arrested after tossing meth pipe out window during traffic stop in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on October 8th, 2020, at around 8:00 PM, K-9 Officer Hovers observed a Chrysler four-door car that appeared to have been spray-painted black traveling eastbound on GA-1 Loop toward GA-53. While behind the vehicle, the officer had dispatch check the tag, which came back to a white Chrysler four-door car. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle continued to travel at a low speed, not stopping. Officer Hovers reported, "Just prior to stopping [I] observed (what [I] thought at the time was a green plastic bag) a green object go out the passenger side window and onto the ground." Once stopped, the officer ordered the driver identified as Anthony Luis Lopez, 50 Adairsville, to put the vehicle in park and exit. Lopez was asked what he tossed out the window and stated that he did not toss anything out of the window. Lopez said that it must have been a recipe and proceeded to tell the officer that he did not have any license. Sgt Wade arrived on the scene and assisted while the officer attempted to locate the item that was tossed. While searching, the officer located a green dish rag lying on the side of the roadway beside a broken glass smoking device containing meth residue. Lopez was transported to the Floyd County Jail. After arriving at the jail, deputies located several small crystals like substance lying on the ground near Lopez's feet. He was also observed tossing a baggie of meth into the trash can that was located in the medical room inside the jail prior of being booked in. Once Lopez was searched by deputies, Officer Doan returned to his patrol vehicle located inside the sally port of jail to check his back seat when he located several small crystals meth shards on the ground leading from his vehicle all the way to the entrance of the booking. Lopez was charged with driving without a license, crossing state/county guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent, tampering with evidence – felony, possession and use of drug-related objects, and possession of methamphetamine