6 ounces meth, thousands in cash seized at traffic stop

A couple stopped on a traffic offense had every reason to be nervous.

When a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy stopped a car on Rumble Road May 24, the driver had a suspended license and an active warrant for his arrest, according to a news release sent Thursday.

But that wasn’t the biggest problem.

The deputy’s K9 partner found illegal narcotics near the passenger door. When the deputy check, he found more than six ounces of methamphetamine and $7,900 in cash, the sheriff’s office said.

Charles Zammit, the 26-year-old driver from Perry, and Stayce Dempsey, 33, of Warner Robbins, were arrested and charged with trafficking meth, possession of drug-related objects and the original traffic offense.