Pickaway County OH- On 12-17-2020 at 0851 hours, Cpl. Stephen Harger of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle traveling southbound on US 23, due to the registration being unreadable.
During the stop Cpl. Harger made contact with the driver, who opened the door and stated that he was in a customer’s vehicle and I didn’t have a driver’s license. Cpl. Harger then asked the male driver for his name and SSN, which he refused to provide.
The driver was making several evasive movements and continually reached in the center console area. Cpl. Harger advised the male to step out of the vehicle, to which the driver eventually complied. As the driver got out of the vehicle Cpl. Harger saw him grab a couple of credit cards from the dash area. As he did so, Harger saw an Ohio identification card in the stack of cards.
After retrieving the identification card Cpl. Harger found the driver to be 38 year old Garnett M. Hayes. Mr. Hayes was then detained and secured in the cruiser. During a pat-down of Mr. Hayes, a small baggie of illegal drugs and over $500.00 in cash has located in his pocket. During a conversation, Cpl. Harger asked Mr. Hayes if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, Mr. Hayes then stated “yeah probably.”