GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – A Greenwood man was arrested in Gwinnett County, GA, after police discovered $10,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise and over a hundred grams of cocaine during a routine traffic stop.
According to a report from the Gwinnett County Police Department, Bradley Omar Dendy, 22, of Greenwood, was travelling northbound on I-85. Police observed following too closely –within a car length – to an 18-wheeler and performed a routine traffic stop.
Dendy and his companion, Fred Martin Bennett, 26, of Greenville, were reportedly acting nervous when officers began questioning them and told conflicting stories about their reason for being in Georgia. A pat down of Bennett yielded 112 grams of cocaine and several hundred dollars. Dendy gave police permission to search the vehicle, where they discovered the counterfeit merchandise.
The report also says that when Benett’s name was run through NCIC it came back showing the suspect to be affiliated with gang activity and should be considered armed and dangerous.
The counterfeit merchandise included purses bearing the labels of Louie Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Coach and Prada. Dendy reportedly told police that the purses would be sold in Greenville by “Bennett’s old lady.”