The details in this report are from Cartersville Police incident reports. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A man who had permission to live in a small room at a Cartersville business was arrested on drug charges after police smelled marijuana and found evidence of crack cocaine in the room.
He told police, “Oh, it’s been about three months,” when he was asked the last time he smoked crack. But a urine sample showed it was much more recent, according to police records.
Cartersville Police officer noticed the smell of marijuana when they checked on a business on Curtis Court and found an unlocked door at around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.
While police were trying to contact the owner to come and secure the door, the man, 54, walked out another door that had been locked with his hands up. He told police he had permission to stay at the business, which was corroborated later by an employee.
The man’s eyes were bloodshot, according to the incident report obtained by Patch, and police noticed the pot smell grew stronger in the room.
The man told police he had smoked marijuana several hours earlier, but the officer wrote in the report, “The odor in the room was choking.”
Police officers were given permission to search the room and found several torn plastic bags with white residue on them and pipes used for smoking drugs.
The incident report stated: “I then asked [the man] when was the last time he smoked crack cocaine. [He] stayed quiet momentarily, then stated, “oh, it’s been about three months.”
He was arrested and charged with possession of drugs by ingestion and drug-related items.
The man submitted to a urine test, which showed the presence of cocaine and marijuana.