CONYERS — A driver was pulled over twice by the same deputy for not having her license plate securely fastened and twice she was released. However, the passenger in the car was not so fortunate.
Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mason West was patrolling in the area of Stanton Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday when he recognized a car he had pulled over earlier for not having the license plate secured was still traveling with the license plant swinging with the movement of the car.
West pulled over the driver on Brookwood Way and immediately noticed the smell of marijuana when he got out of his patrol car, the incident report states.
“I noticed the odor of raw marijuana grew stronger as I approached the driver’s side of the vehicle,” he reported.
West asked the driver of the car why she hadn’t fixed her license plate, and she said she didn’t have the tools to do so at the time.
“While standing at the driver side door, I confirmed the odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle,” the deputy stated.
The driver denied having any marijuana in the car but admitted she had smoked some earlier in the day. Later in the conversation, she showed West a small amount of marijuana she had in the console, according to the report.
The deputy then searched the passenger side of the vehicle. The passenger, Veronica Michelle Perry, told him she had a glass pipe inside her purse. West not only found the pipe, but also an empty syringe, three cut straws and three plastic bags that contained residue from methamphetamine. She also had hidden approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine in some plastic bags she had tucked inside her bra, according to the incident report.
Perry, 25, of 1076 Pine St., was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession and use of drug-related objects.
The small amount of marijuana that was recovered was destroyed and the driver was released, the Sheriff’s Office reported.