Dalton man arrested after traffic stop Monday leads to meth, stolen vehicle, and stolen gun
According to a Whitefield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Monday, February 3rd, 2020, at approximately 1016 AM, a deputy observed a black in color Hyundai Elantra with Georgia tag displayed on it traveling westbound on Rauschenberg Road. The deputy ran the tag number, and it returned stolen. The Hyundai Elantra then turned into the driveway of 2939 Rauschenberg Road. The deputy initiated the traffic stop and asked the Whitfield County Communication Center to have an additional unit en route to assist him. The deputy detained the driver, who would later be identified as Cory Michael Plott, 26, of Dalton.
After detaining the driver, the deputy asked the Whitfield County Communication Center to run Plott's information into NCIC. The Whitfield County Communication Center advised deputy, the vehicle was confirmed stolen and that Plott had an active warrant. The deputy placed Plott under arrest and placed him into his patrol vehicle. Deputies then searched the vehicle and located a Smith and Wesson Magazine containing 9mm ammunition inside of the middle console. Deptuies also located a scale with a crystal substance inside of the middle console. Deputies continued searching the vehicle and located a SCCY CPX-2 9mm handgun underneath the driver's seat. The handgun's magazine was loaded. After running the handgun, NCIC returned, stating the handgun was stolen from Hamilton County, Tennessee. The Whitfield County Narcotic Unit was advised in reference to the scale. Plott was served with the warrant and charged him with the distribution of meth, possession of meth, possession of drug-related objects, theft by receiving stolen vehicle felony, theft by receiving stolen property felony, theft by receiving stolen property in another state, felony and possess firearm/ knife during a commission of a felony.