The Arrest: On the evening of July 11 Roswell patrol officers were proactively searching for stolen vehicles or wanted persons in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn at 1500 Market Blvd. After receiving the results of a license plate inquiry, they learned that an observed vehicle’s registered owner, 47-year-old Stephen Mott, was wanted in Cobb County for felony drug charges.
Shortly thereafter, Mott was seen leaving the parking lot in the vehicle. Officers conducted a traffic stop, and Mott was taken into custody without incident on his outstanding warrant.
The Investigation: Inside Mott’s vehicle, officers found numerous syringes, scales, drug testing kits, and other drug related objects. Further investigation led to the execution of a search warrant on Mott’s hotel room. Inside, investigators located 8.5 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids, 1.57 ounces of methamphetamine, 14.7 grams of heroin, and numerous materials employed in the manufacturing or processing of drug materials.
The Roswell Police Department requested assistance from the GBI Clandestine Laboratory Response Team, who helped with the safe processing and dismantling of the contents of the room.
“After a months-long investigation, detectives with Roswell’s Special Investigations Section determined that Mott, who is a known member of the ‘Ghostface Gangsters’ criminal gang organization, had been purchasing synthetic cannabinoids in powdered form,” said Roswell Police Department spokesman Tim Lupo. “Mott was then converting this powder into a liquid form and soaking it into paper. This drug-infused paper was then disguised as official correspondence and mailed to various contacts within the GA prison system for consumption.”
The Charges: Stephen Mott has remained in the custody of the Fulton County Jail since July 13, and has been charged with the following offenses:
-Manufacture/Deliver/Distribute/Administer/Sell/Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance
-Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officer
-Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects
-Purchase/Possess/Have Under Control Synthetic Cannabinoid, Synthetic Marijuana, or K-2
-Trafficking in Heroin
-Trafficking in Methamphetamine
-Use of Communication Facility in Committing Crime
-Attempt or Conspiracy to Violate Georgia Controlled Substance Act.
-Participating in Criminal Gang Activity
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