CONYERS -- Two area Walmart stores were evacuated Thursday night after employees received bomb threats that turned out to be hoaxes.
According to incident reports, a caller who sounded like a black male called the Walmart stores on Dogwood Drive in Conyers and Industrial Boulevard in Covington. In each case, the caller used profanity and said he would blow up the store if it wasn't evacuated. The Covington store was called at about 8:30 p.m. and the Conyers store was called at about 10:30 p.m.
Both stores were evacuated and police conducted searches but found no explosives.
In other police news, two female roommates both went to jail on drug charges after police were called to their residence to settle a domestic dispute.
When police arrived, one of the roommates was in front of the residence at 1156 Pinedale Circle and was removing items from the residence. Kamila Madison, 33, told police that she and her girlfriend, Heather Draper, 36, had been involved in a verbal dispute, but no violent contact occurred.
Inside the house, police found Draper lying on the bed, crying hysterically. She had a cast on her leg due to a broken foot. Draper said that she and Madison had argued and that Madison had thrown a bag of Frito chips and hit her in the face.
While inside the house, police saw an open silver case in the living room. The case reportedly contained suspected methamphetamine, a lighter, cut straws, a digital scale and pipes for smoking meth.
Madison was placed under arrest. While talking with the police officer, she reportedly said the methamphetamine came from Clayton County but that it had been a while since she or Draper had used any. Draper was also placed under arrest. Both were taken to the Rockdale County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine.