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Police: Man tried to hide drugs in back seat of patrol car

Matthew Allen Wagner

Matthew Allen Wagner

A Rome man arrested on a warrant alleging credit card fraud is facing additional charges after he reportedly tried to hide drugs in the back of a patrol car.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

Deputies picked up Matthew Allen Wagner, 33, of 14 Franklin St., Saturday on a felony warrant accusing him of using another person's Mastercard at the West Rome Walmart to rack up more than $750 in unauthorized purchases.

Wagner tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in the back of the patrol car and had a hypodermic needle in his possession.

He is charged with the felonies financial transaction card fraud and possession of meth, and misdemeanor possession of a drug-related object.

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