MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop March 2, 2022 that led to the arrest of a man with several violent felonies and previous drug charges.

Deputies with the MCSO Uniform Patrol pulled over a Hyundai Sonata around 10 p.m.

The passenger of the vehicle fled on foot, ensuing a foot chase. Once apprehended the passenger gave a false name. Later, the passenger was identified as Cordarius Roper (pictured to the right).

According to the MCSO, Roper was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (x2)
  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime
  • Felony Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Reckless Conduct

39 grams of marijuana, 13 Xanax pills, two firearms, and a digital scale with plastic bags were recovered after deputies searched the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Takeshia Austin-Mcclam, and was charged with the following:

  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime
  • Reckless Conduct

The Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman shared a statement on Facebook saying, “Through vigilance and dedication shown by the deputies, illegal narcotics and 2 firearms were removed from the streets of Muscogee County – one of whom was a convicted felon.”