Woman tried to crush meth pipe in squad car

A pair who were driving down East Avenue were stopped at the intersection with Main Street at Title Max were later found to have meth in several places, pills and pipes – including one destroyed inside of a Polk County Police squad car.

Per reports, police arrested John Caleb Dixon, 28, of 67 Edgewood Drive, Cedartown, and Lauren Renee Trussell, 28, of 320 W. Ellawood Ave., Cedartown, on multiple charges after both were pulled over in a silver Dodge pickup truck on Monday morning, Sept. 6 just before 3 a.m. Of note, jail reports had Trussell living at 898 Lake Creek Road, Cedartown, and Dixon at 320 W. Ellawood Ave., Cedartown.

While being pulled over, the reporting officer noticed that Dixon in the passenger seat seemed to be leaning over to hide something and when officers approached each window to talk to Trussell behind the steering wheel and Dixon, the reporting officer also spotted a loose yellow-tinted capsule he reported as recognizing as gabapentin.

Both Trussell and Dixon were removed from the truck and cuffed before officers conducted a probable cause search of the Dodge because of the pill in plain sight, and found additional tablets of Gabapentin in the process along with suspected methamphetamine in a contact case, an empty Q-tip container, suspected liquid meth in a syringe and three glass smoking pipes. They also found a Bowie knife with a blade larger than three inches in the truck as well.

The pair both denied and shouted “It’s not mine!” at the same time, per reports. Because neither took responsibility for the drugs, both were taken to the Polk County Jail.

Officers did note in the report checking the back seat of the patrol vehicle before leaving Title Max’s parking lot to take the pair to jail and watched as Trussell leaned over during one point while being transported as if she were trying to get something out of her pocket.

Police then found a busted meth pipe in the floorboard where Trussell was seated and added an additional charge was added when she was finally booked into the jail.

Both remained in custody at the Polk County Jail with bond set on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

Dixon was charged with sale, manufacture, deliver or possess dangerous drugs, possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for commission of a crime, drugs not in original container, and possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies. He was being held as of the time of this post on a $12,000 bond.



Charges against Trussell included with sale, manufacture, deliver or possess dangerous drugs, possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for commission of a crime, drugs not in original container, tag lights required, tampering with evidence, crossing state/county guard line with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent, and possession of firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.

Her bond was set at $17,050.



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