Police do major drug bust in Calhoun McDonald's parking lot

Police in Adairsville conducted one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in the city's history in the parking lot of a McDonald's early Thursday morning.

Officers said that they saw a vehicle with a busted windshield parked at multiple businesses in the city during a routine business check on Thursday.

At 2:05 a.m., the officers performed a traffic stop on the suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Victory Drive in Calhoun and discovered that the driver, 39-year-old Adam Hall, was wanted for a parole violation.

The passenger, 36-year-old Shannia Lau, refused to allow the vehicle to be searched, so the officers worked with the Calhoun Police Department to bring a K-9 officer to the scene, officials said.

When the K-9 arrived, it alerted the officers to narcotics inside the car.

After a search, the officers found a camouflage backpack containing over 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, over 4 ounces of marijuana, hundreds of pills, smoking pipes, and over $8,000 in cash.

Both Hall and Lau have been transported to the Bartow County jail and have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of schedule I, II, III, and IV controlled substances. Hall has also been charged with two traffic offenses for having a starburst windshield and an expired driver's license.