NWGA Scanner | October 1st, 2022

Traffic stop for window tint leads to large amount of meth in Fort Oglethorpe, Rossville pair arrested

According to a Fort Oglethorpe Police Department incident report, On September 17th, 2022, at 1:15 AM, Sgt. Tucker and Officer Hall stopped a 2003 white GMC Savana G1500 on LaFayette Road after observing extreme window tint which appeared to be way darker than the legal limit. Officers then made contact with the occupants driver Floyd Freeman Poore, 50, of Rossville and passenger Lindsay M Carson, 37, of Rossville. Officer Hall reported, “Mr. Poore handed me an I.D. only card and stated he did not have a valid driver license. [I] processed Mr. Poore’s information through NCIC/GCIC via Catoosa Dispatch while Sgt. Tucker did the same with Miss. Carson’s information. Mr. Poore’s returned out of Georgia with a suspended license and a felony warrant out of Hamilton County.” Poore was then placed under arrest. Carson was found to not have a valid license at all. Officer Hall reported, “While standing by Miss. Carson, [I] observed what appeared to be a smoking device with a glass pipe affixed to the end of a rubber hose. The glass pipe appeared to be burnt with a residue in the stem. [I] observed this smoking device right next to Miss Carson as the glass pipe directly next to her seatbelt latch. [I] informed Sgt. Tucker of what [I] could see in the vehicle and which time he escorted Miss. Carson out of the vehicle. Miss. Carson was detained and when asked about the pipe, she stated that it wasn’t hers. Miss Carson also advised that there was “meth” in the vehicle however it all belonged to Mr. Poore. Officer Barnes arrived on scene and assisted while officers searched the vehicle. Officer Hall reported, “[I] located in Miss Carson’s purse two glass meth pipes which appeared to have burnt residue inside.” Officers located two plastic corner bag containing meth, three bags containing five alprazolam (Xanax), four plastic cellophane bag containing meth, five large plastic bags containing meth, six dark maiden lashes cardboard containing meth. Sqt. Tucker also advised that he located suspected meth in a change purse. Carson was also placed under arrest after officers searched the vehicle. Carson denied that neither the pipes nor suspected methamphetamine belonged to her. Sgt. Tucker spoke Poore who also denied ownership. According to the report, “Due to conflicting information regarding ownership of the suspected meth both Mr. Poore and Miss Carson were in possession and Miss Carson was placed into the patrol vehicle.” Sgt. Tucker measured the window tint with his patrol issued tint meter, which registered the window tint on Mr. Poore’s vehicle at 9%. Poore and Carson were transported to Catoosa County Jail and booked. Poore was charged with wanted by other agency, material affixed to front windshield or front door windows (window tint), driving while license suspended, possession of drug related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and prescription drugs must be in their original container(s). Carspn was charged with possession of drug related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and prescription drugs must be in their original container(s).