According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Dakota Ward Guthrie, 25, of Akins Road in Chickamauga was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 13, and charged with possession of a Schedule I drug, possession of a Schedule III drug, DUI (drugs), weaving, and drugs not kept in original container.
A $6,000 bond was set for the three misdemeanor charges; however bond has been denied on the two felony possession charges.
Guthrie was pulled over along Cloud Springs Road just after midnight on Thursday, Sept. 13, after he was observed allegedly weaving in and out of his driving lane.
"I initiated a stop and spoke to Mr. Guthrie," officer Michael Cannon said. "His (Guthrie) speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and his pupils were constricted down to pinpoint.
"Mr. Guthrie was very unstable when he walked," Cannon said. "I asked him if he had been drinking, and he stated 'no.' He was then given standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed."
When asked if he had taken any medication that would have caused him to fail the test, Guthrie stated that he had taken three Tylenol II with hydrocodone earlier in the evening, reports show.
While taking inventory of the vehicle, officer Cannon discovered drugs in a lunch box located in the floorboard.
"I located a red nylon lunch carrier in the rear passenger side floorboard," Cannon said. "Inside the front zipper pouch, I located three green tables that poison control later identified as one milligram Klonopin. I also found a small clear bag containing a fine brown powder believed to be methamphetamine."
Guthrie's vehicle was turned over to a wrecker service, and he was transported to Catoosa County jail without incident.
Both the pills and the powder were collected as evidence to be sent to the Georgia crime lab for testing, reports show.