Three people, Larry Joe Otting, 31 of Rome, James Elzie Matney, 47 of Rome, and Jhenna Candis Brooks, 30 of Lindale, were arrested Mardi way during an alleged drug deal on Mardi Way .

Reports stated that Matney was found in his car with a bag of suspected methamphetamine beside his driver’s seat.  Reports added that second bag of meth was then located in his pocket.  Matney then told police that he was “trading meth” with the people standing outside his home.

Police then went to Otting and said they found a glass smoking device in his right front pocket.

Brooks was found to be in possession of a schedule IV controlled substance during the search.

Otting is charged with possession of meth and possession of drug related objects. Matney is charged with possession of meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute, seat belt violation and not applying for a new license within 60 change of a change of address. Brooks is charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and drugs not in original container.