Tonya Marie Ides

A Dallas woman remained in the Polk County Jail after she was pulled over by Rockmart Police just after midnight at the intersection of Highway 113 and Highway 278 and was found to have a stash of drugs in her car, according to reports.

Rockmart Police arrested Tonya Marie Ides, 45, of 404 Brooks St., Dallas, who remained in the Polk County Jail without bail on felony and misdemeanor charges after she was first spotted by officers in her red Ford Mustang at the intersection of the two major highways coming into and out of Rockmart.

The reporting officer noted that he ran information on the tag and Ides was driving on a suspended license and had active warrants for her arrest out of Dallas and Atlanta. When she turned from Highway 113 to Highway 278, she did so illegally and police decided to pull her over.

Ides was cooperative with police, looked for her license and couldn’t find it, and when police ran her information again and found the warrants and suspended license were valid, took her into custody. COVID protocols for the jail meant that she was only going to be held for processing and released on the warrants and the suspended license charge since neither Atlanta or Dallas police didn’t want to place a hold on her.

Instead, when officers began to inventory her vehicle before it was towed, they found a marijuana grinder and then had probable cause for a wider search of the car. When they completed it, they had found two glass pipes with methamphetamine inside, a various assortment of pills in an unmarked prescription bottle and a small glass jar, two containers with THC wax within, a THC vaporizer, a pill container with three grams of methamphetamine, a dry herb vaporizer with marijuana inside, a bag of marijuana, two grinders with marijuana inside, and two additional glass pipes with marijuana inside.

Police later did an inventory of the pills and determined that those included Gabapentin, Escitalopram Oxalate (Lexapro,) Trazadone Hydrochloride (Trazadone,) Zolpidem Tartrate (Zolpidem,) and Quetiapine Fumerate (Quetiapine.) Police found 67 doses of the various medications within the pill bottle and glass jar.

She remained in the jail without bail set on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, four counts of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, and five counts of sale, manufacture, deliver or possess dangerous drugs. She’s also being held on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended or revoked, improper left or right turn and six counts of possession and use of drug-related objects, and six counts of drugs not in original container.

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The former Editor of The Polk County Standard Journal and a journalist with more than a decade of experience in Northwest Georgia, Kevin Myrick is the Editor and Publisher of Polk.Today. An Auburn graduate,...