NWGA Scanner | April 25th, 2022

Wanted Cave Spring woman found with meth and other drugs during check point in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 9th, 2022, 9:42 PM, Officer Sangphim was assisting in a safety check point on Maple Road at it’s intersection with Old Rockmart Road. A blue BMW Z4 coupe approached the check point the officer motioned for the driver to pull to the designated stopping point and she did so. Officer Sangphim reported, “[I] immediately recognized that the driver was nervous, her hands were shaking and her voice was unsteady. [I] informed her that we were conducting a safety check point and asked to see her driver’s license. Officer Ribot was also on scene next to me and recognized that the driver was taking an abnormal amount of time to procure her driver’s license. Officer Ribot directed the driver, who identified herself to us as Heather Leigh-Ann Simonds, 41 of Cave Spring, to the secondary location so that we could allow traffic to flow while she was looking for her driver’s license. After a period of time Heather admitted that she did not have a driver’s license and that her driver’s license had been suspended since 2010. She also stated that she knew she had a warrant for her arrest. Heather was confirmed to have a valid warrant for her arrest. Heather then admitted to Officer Ribot that she had methadone in her pocket, but claimed she had a prescription for it. Heather did not have the original container with her for her methadone. Officer Ribot then pulled a bag of assorted pills from Heather’s pocket, where she stated the methadone would be. She then admittedĀ that the other pills were “Klonopin” and that she did not have a prescription for the Klonopin. According to the report, Officer Ribot then conducted a search of Heather’s vehicle and located methamphetamine in Heather’s purse. Heather’s daughter was also present. Heather was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with possession of meth, possession of a schedule II and IV controlled substance, drug not in original container and driving on a suspended license.