NWGA Scanner | April 5th, 2021
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 27th, 2021, at 2:42 AM, Officer Ribot-Aviles was on Martha Berry Highway (Hwy 27) in front of Armuchee High School talking with a person that was walking in the area. The officer was prattling the area due to recent theft in the areas at night. The officer had the blue lights on his patrol vehicle activated and was visible in both directions. A vehicle with no other vehicle around it failed to slow down or move over. The officer entered his vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle was ahead of him and stopped at the High Tech located at 4490 Martha Berry Hwy. The officer made contact with the driver, Denise Lee Sanders Laaziz, 54, of Aragon. At first, she was coughing very loud while the officer advised the reason for the traffic stop. Officer Puckett arrived on the scene and assisted. Laaziz was acting odd, so officers requested her to exit the vehicle. While getting out of the vehicle, her right hand went down to her seat area. The officer checked the area where Laaziz was reaching with her right hand and found a small baggie with meth. Laaziz behavior made the officer believe that she could have been under the influence of some type of stimulant. Laaziz was placed under arrest and transported to the Floyd County Jail. On the way to the jail, Laaziz accused the officer of destroying her life for arresting her due to her possession of drugs. Laaziz was charged with approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle (move over law) and possession of methamphetamine.