Two Rome residents were in jail without bond Wednesday, facing drug trafficking charges.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Lacee Daneille Howard, 21, listed as homeless, and Joseph Eugene Earwood, 37, of 56 Overlook Drive, were arrested early Wednesday on Shorter Avenue at Lawrence Avenue after Earwood nearly hit another vehicle while changing lanes.

A search of the car turned up a total of 102 grams of methamphetamine packaged in small plastic bags.

Both Howard and Earwood are charged with felonies trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of meth and possession of meth with the intent to distribute.

Additionally, Earwood is charged with misdemeanors driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain lane. Howard also is charged with giving a false name and date of birth to police.

Blake Silvers is a member of the Rome News-Tribune editorial staff.

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