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Three arrested after traffic stop in Cave Spring leads to meth, heroin and two stolen GSP radios

Three from Hortense Georgia were arrested after a traffic stop in Cave Spring leads to meth, heroin, and two stolen GSP radios. Ferman Ward, 39 of Hortense, was stopped by Cave Spring police at Cedartown Street and Mason Circle on Monday after failing to maintain a lane. A search of the vehicle turned up more than an ounce of suspected methamphetamine and heroin. Ward was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, trafficking in methamphetamine, failing to maintain a lane, and driving on a suspended license. James Hugh Pittman Jr, 51, of Hortense, was also arrested charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth with the intent to distribute and trafficking in meth. Pittman was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property felony after officers located a stolen two-way radio that belonged to the Georgia State Patrol. Ward and Pittman are being held in the Floyd County Jail without bond. Diana Lynn Loper, 55, of Hortense, was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, suspected heroin and a misdemeanor for possession of drug-related objects and is being held in jail on a $5,700 bond.