Suspect Threatens To "Blow Up" Adairsville Officer's Home

The suspect made the threat on Wednesday during a traffic stop conducted by a K-9 officer with the Adairsville Police Department

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file

Two K-9 officers with the Adairsville Police Department arrested three individuals on various drug charges, including one suspect who threatened to "blow up" the officer's home.

On Wednesday, May 21 around 1:20 p.m., a K-9 officer with the agency was on patrol in the area of Trimble Hollow Road. The officer observed a black Honda Accord commit a traffic violation and subsequently made a traffic stop. 

The officer noticed that the vehicle’s occupants "seemed unusually nervous" and utilized his police K-9 to inspect the vehicle, the agency posted on its Facebook page.

The officer later discovered a set a digital scales with suspected methamphetamine residue as well as approximately 2.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in a clear plastic bag.

One of the suspects, Adairsville resident Melvin B. Hall, 59, threatened to “blow up the officer’s home” and stated that he would “deal with him," the agency wrote in its message. 

Hall was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute, possession of drug related objects and terroristic threats and acts. 

Also arrested was Kayla J. Coffman, 24 of Calhoun, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects.

At 11:20 a.m. Thursday, another K-9 officer was patrolling the area of Patterson Lane and observed a black Dodge Ram traveling above the posted speed limit. 

The officer conducted a traffic stop and "noticed that the driver appeared to be attempting to conceal something on her person," the agency said on its Facebook page. 

The officer asked the driver step outside the vehicle and discovered a glass smoking device with suspected methamphetamine inside of it. 

The officer also discovered several small blue pills that were later identified as alprazolam — the generic form of Xanax — tablets she did not have a prescription for. 

Sandra N. Redd, 49 of Adairsville was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug related objects and pills to be kept in the original container.

All three subjects were taken into custody at the Bartow County Jail.

Jones stated that he and his officers "are committed to ridding Adairsville of illegal drugs," the statement said.


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