Drug trafficking case goes to jury
by Jessica Loeding
Feb 21, 2013 | 2283 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After viewing video and hearing audio evidence and further testimony, the jury in the case of Tyler Scott Peterson began deliberating Wednesday afternoon in Bartow County Superior Court Judge Scott Smith’s courtroom.

Peterson is charged with trafficking methamphetamine in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, sale of meth, forgery and a marijuana violation.

The incident occurred in July 2011 after Peterson allegedly sold meth to an undercover Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force agent at an Acworth residence. He was arrested shortly after the sale in a traffic stop where agents recovered about 38 grams of meth, cash and a small amount of marijuana.

Testimony from DTF agents, including the undercover officer, continued Wednesday morning.

Jury deliberations will continue at 9 a.m. today.

Drug case begins for man representing himself

A man representing himself went on trial Wednesday in Superior Court Judge Shepherd Howell’s courtroom.

Devonte Lavon Glover is charged with three counts of violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act, sale of methamphetamine, possession of meth and possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce. He was arrested after allegedly selling an “eight ball,” or 3.5 grams, of meth to a confidential informant for the DTF in January 2012.

According to testimony from a DTF agent and the confidential informant, the CI contacted the DTF about purchasing meth from Glover.

During the operation, the CI, equipped with an audio recorder, and an undercover officer took $250 to a local restaurant and met Glover, the agent testified.

Once the CI and Glover met, the pair walked to a parked vehicle where Glover allegedly retrieved the meth from a baby formula container in the rear seat, according to testimony.

Glover questioned the agent about claims he was involved in a gang and the search of the CI prior to drug transaction, inquiring whether the search was a full strip search or just a pat-down.

“I did not check his rectum. No, sir,” the agent said.

According to the confidential informant, he met with Glover at the restaurant before purchasing the eight ball of meth from a parked vehicle in the car.

On cross examination, the CI denied owing Glover money when asked.

Testimony will continue today at 9 a.m.