Fayette County


Palmetto man charged with Drug and Weapons Violation after Peachtree City traffic stop, police said

Kerwin K. Profet. Photo by Fayette County Jail

By Leah Banks — On Feb. 19, a Palmetto man is met with drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City. He was wanted for aggravated assault in Union City.

Kerwin K. Profet, 33, of Palmetto, was charged with drug possession, possession of a firearm,/knife during the commission of a crime, and two counts of possession of drug-related objects, said Fayette County Jail records.

On Feb. 19 at approximately 2:58 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Hwy. 54 when he saw a vehicle with a headlight out, according to the police report.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and asked the driver for his license. Profet was wanted in Union City for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm after a commission of a felony, police said.

Probable cause led to the search of the vehicle and the offender. While searching, officers found suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia, along with a shotgun, two handguns, and seven phones, according to Peachtree City Police Department Patrol Lieutenant Chris Hyatt.

The offender was arrested on numerous drug charges and was booked into the Fayette County Jail.

By Leah Banks

Leah Banks is a reporter for Fayette News. She graduated from Loyola University - New Orleans with a degree in Journalism in May 2019. As a reporter, she covers mainly Peachtree City and Tyrone areas. Leah has an interest in community outreach as well as local initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and listening to jazz music. Leah can be reached at leah@fayette-news.net.