NWGA Scanner | September 1st, 2022

Tennessee trio arrested on DUI, meth, fentanyl, and gun possession charges in Rossville

According to a Rossville Police Department incident report, On August 7th, 2022, 8:44 PM, Officer Thomason was dispatched to 529 South Mission Ridge Drive in reference to a crash with the drivers arguing. Sgt Carter and Officer Thomason arrived on the scene, and both observed Casey Camille Maxwell, 29, of Cleveland, TN, in a black in color Honda UEX. At the end of the road was a white in color F-150 with Gayla Marie Kerr, 47, of Chattanooga, TN, in the driver’s seat driving and James Melvin Cosey, 43, of Chattanooga, TN, in the passenger seat. As officers were approaching the scene, Kerr started the truck and began to drive away down the road. Officers ordered her to stop, and she complied. Kerr and Cosey stated the truck was having radiator problems, and they were just trying to leave. Kerr was observed acting very nervous and in a frantic manner. Officer Thomason reported, “[I] asked both Ms. Kerr and Mr. Cosey to step out of the vehicle, and Ms. Kerr could not walk without stumbling and twitching. Ms. Kerr stated she had used meth recently and was still coming down off it. In the driver’s seat was green in color container that had the words “power style” on it. In the container was a green leafy substance that I knew from my training and experience to be marijuana.” Maxwell stated that Cosey drove the Honda to that location, following Maxwell as she was driving the Ford truck. Once they arrived on the scene, they switched seats. Maxwell then stated she also took fentanyl that day and that she was under the influence of it. Cosey’s story also lined up with officers told by Maxwell. Cosey also stated he had smoked marijuana before driving and was impaired. Both Cosey and Maxwell were found to have revoked licenses out of Tennessee, and Kerr had a suspended license out of Tennessee. Both vehicles were also found to not have any insurance on them. Officer Thomason repeated, “All parties admitted to driving at one point and admitted to being under the influence of various narcotics. All parties were read Georgia Implied Consent, and all agreed to take the state-administered blood test.” Maxwell advised officers she also had a baggie of fentanyl in her vagina. Officers also located loaded a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 40 caliber in the F-150 along with a large bag of meth. Since no one claimed the gun or the meth, all were charged with both. Cosey was also found to be a convicted felon. Cosey was also found in possession of over $400. Maxwell, Cosey, and Kerr were all transported and booked into the Walker County Jail charged with marijuana-possess less than 1 oz, DUI-driving under the influence of drugs, driving while license suspended or revoked, no insurance, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, or methamphetamine, purchase/possess/have under control synthetic cannabinoid/synthetic marijuana or k2, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime. Cosey was also charged with Possession firearm by a convicted felon.