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Police Blotter - Stalled car leads to possession tickets

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Dead battery

A stalled car in the lane of travel led to a female driver being charged with possession of weed and paraphernalia. An officer on patrol noticed the stalled car and the female standing outside of it and stopped to see if he could help.

He requested to see her driver's license after speaking to her for a moment and when she opened the driver's side door to retrieve it, the officer could smell pot. But to take care of the matter at hand first, the officer had the driver sign a waiver and he helped push her car off to the side of the road.

At this point they spoke some more and the officer told her he could smell the reefer and he was going to search her car to see if there was any marijuana inside the vehicle. She advised that there may be two small burnt pieces of green plant material (GPM) on the floor board but was not sure. Sure enough, there they were on in the center console and underneath the driver’s seat. The officer then found a purple and black smoking pipe on top of the passenger’s seat that had the odor of marijuana in it. Everything was secured and then placed into evidence for testing. She was issued with two courtesy summons.

Public drunk

A local restaurant owner had to call police because there was a man inside the establishment harassing customers.

When officers arrived a concerned citizen on scene pointed out the man who was "acting very belligerent." The officer then spoke with the suspect who had very slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He immediately advised the suspect that he needed to stay calm and not create a scene especially in the intoxicated stated that he was in. And according to the report, "he did not act up while officers were on scene."

Luckily, his friend was on scene and offered to get the suspect a ride home. The restaurant owner said he did not want to place the man on trespass notice and that they just needed the situation dealt with. The officer then documented the disturbance and the suspect got in the Uber and left the scene, almost forgetting his jacket, pizza, wallet, and cellphone.

Martial property 

A wife went to a local restaurant to pick her husband up from work, but something led to the husband getting upset and taking the car and leaving the area. The woman was left standing there so she called police.

The officer advised her that due to them still being married that the car was marital property and he had a right to drive it. However, the officer did give the husband a call and his explanation was that he was returning home to get his belongings out of the car prior to returning it to her. Thomas stated he would come back to hand over the car. He did and the case was closed.

The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Many of the stories come from the initial incident reports and, occasionally, supplemental reports. Generally, cases have not been adjudicated at the time of publication. See more columns at www.moultrienews.com.

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