A Winder man confessed to having marijuana in his vehicle after a drug sniffing dog alerted on his vehicle.
The suspect, Wesley Corey Sumpter III, reportedly told officers “you might as well put the handcuffs on me” when he realized the dog had alerted to the odor of illegal drugs.
Sumpter had been stopped after an officer noticed him traveling in a turn lane and failing to yield right of way.
When the officer approached Sumpter’s car, he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
When asked, Sumpter denied smoking marijuana and said he had been at work. The officer asked if people smoked pot at his place of work and Sumpter said no.
Sumpter refused the officer’s request to search his vehicle saying “there was no need.”
Once the drug sniffing K-9 alerted on the vehicle and Sumpter confessed, the officer searched the car and found three plastic baggies of suspected marijuana and a weighing scale.
Sumpter was arrested and charged with turn lane violations, failure to yield right away, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of the tools of a crime.
While booking Sumpter into jail, the officer gave the man one last chance to come clean, asking him again if he had smoked marijuana.
Sumpter maintained his innocence on that charge claiming he did not smoke marijuana during the week, he only smoked on weekends.