On Monday, interdiction officers with the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force arrested two individuals for various drug charges.

According to Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force Commander Mark Mayton, two men from St Louis, Missouri traveling on Interstate 75 were arrested following a traffic stop. A task force deputy stopped the vehicle for window tint violation and failure to maintain lane. After the vehicle was stopped the task force deputies became suspicious of the men’s behavior and requested consent to search the vehicle. The driver refused consent to search and the task forces K-9 was deployed at which time the K-9 alerted to narcotics in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and task force deputies located a large quantity of Heroin and a small amount of marijuana. Both men were at this time were taken into custody.

Captain Mayton said that the amount of Heroin seized by the task force deputies was most likely the largest amount ever seized in Bartow County. The Heroin had a street value of over $628,000.00 when sold in user amounts.

Sheriff Millsap and Chief Culpepper said that drug task force agents are still following information gathered during this investigation and more arrest could come as a result of this traffic stop.

The following individuals were arrested and jailed at the Bartow County Jail pending a bond hearing:

1. Derrick Decarlos Covington, 32 years old was charged with Trafficking Heroin, Possession of Marijuana Less Than an Ounce, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Window Tint violation.

2. Tony Glover, 28 years old was charged with Trafficking Heroin and Possession of Marijuana Less.