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Two arrested for drugs after speeding stop

(Lowndes County Sheriff images) (Lowndes County Sheriff images)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Lowndes County deputy clocked a vehicle at 85 miles-per-hour traveling south on I-75 near the 11 mile marker Tuesday morning. 

The deputy saw the window tint on the car was unusually dark, and the driver and passenger were acting abnormally nervous.

A drug sniffing dog alerted on the car, and deputies found approximately 68 grams of Ecstasy tablets, and quantities of Oxycodone and Adderall tablets. 

A syringe containing an unknown liquid was found. None of these drugs were prescribed to either the driver, Jeffrey Swisher, 28, of Lexington, Kentucky, or the passenger, Tabitha Brittingham, 30, of Riverview, Florida

They were both arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail and will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court this afternoon where a bond will be considered. 

Brittingham was charged with Trafficking Ecstasy, Failure to keep drugs in their original container, Possession of MDMA, Adderall.

Swisher was charged with Trafficking Ecstasy, Failure to keep drugs in their original container, Possession of MDMA, Adderall, and speeding

All of the drugs and the unknown liquid that were seized will be sent to the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Lab for testing. 

"The continued work and persistence of our I.C.E. team has resulted in some very successful cases recently. These deputies continue to make a difference locally and throughout the south east with their great work," said Sheriff Chris Prine. 

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