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Traffic stop leads to stolen vehicle and large amount of meth in LaFayette

A stolen car was recovered by the LaFayette Police Department Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop both occupants are also being charged with selling methamphetamine according to a police report. A LaFayette officer noticed a driver of a chevy cavalier was not wearing his seat belt the officer ran the Tennessee license plate. Walker E911 advised the car had been reported stolen out of Johnson City. A search of the vehicle turned up multiple baggies containing meth, along with digital scales, and used syringes. The driver, 27-year-old Christopher Michael Rape of a Chamberlain Road address, was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, driving with no license and possession of meth with intent to distribute. Rape was later transported from the jail by Puckett EMS to Memorial hospital in Fort Oglethorpe after he told jailers he had swallowed a large amount of meth before being stopped. The female passenger, 33-year-old Kerri Leigh Stoker of LaFayette, was charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute.