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Missing headlight leads to arrests of Athens brother and sister on drug charges


Robert Perez Scott
Zaria Akira Scott

By Joe Johnson

A brother and sister reportedly were arrested after their car was stopped for a violation and they were found in possession of drugs.

An officer was on patrol at about 1 a.m. Tuesday when she saw a car stop on South Rocksprings Street and let out a female passenger, at which time the officer followed the car to the Broadacres apartment complex off West Broad Street, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

The officer watched as 34-year-old Robert Sanchez Scott got out of the car and sat on the front porch of an apartment, and then get into a second car driven by his sister, 26-year-old Zaria Akira Scott, that was missing a headlight, according to the report.

The report noted that during a subsequent traffic stop, the officer saw a THC pen in plain view by the car’s gear shift, and an Adidas bag on the passenger seat, and when the bag was searched, crack cocaine and a scale with residue were found, and when Zaria Scott was searched, oxycodone and Xanax pills were found.

According to the police report, Zaria's cellphone had a text message stating that "the police are following you."

Robert Scott was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of drugs on public housing property, and loitering or prowling.

His sister was charged with possession of Schedule II and IV controlled substances.

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