Late last week Cedartown Police Department and Polk County Police seized close to a half of a kilogram of cocaine while conducting a traffic stop.  Perry Lamar Hames, 57, was originally pulled over for a minor traffic violation, but a K9 search uncovered the drugs.

The street value of the drugs is listed at close to $18,000.

Hames is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, failure to signal while turning left, and failure to wear a seat belt.