A Rome man is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine after being stopped by police on Shorter Avenue.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Carlton David Jefts, 67, was confronted by Rome police in the 2200 block of Shorter Avenue just before 10 a.m. on Sunday. Police say Jefts gave a false name.

Police found a quantity of suspected methamphetamine in his wallet along with a 9mm handgun in a cooler inside a tent next to his bed.

In addition to the drug charge, Jefts is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felony, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony and misdemeanor giving police a false name.

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