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RHPD reports: Drug possession, reckless driving
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

Matter of record: An officer was sent to Love’s Truck stop around 8 p.m. March 12 where an employee said a customer found a “small plastic bag that was on the floor in the middle of the store with what appeared to have some sort of narcotic inside.”

The employee gave the officer the bag, which had white powder inside. It tested positive for cocaine, according to the report, and was taken to RHPD and labeled “to be destroyed.”

Marijuana possession, more: An officer running radar on I-95 around 3:40 a.m. March 12 clocked a car at 103 mph and pulled the driver over. The woman, who had a Florida address, claimed she was being chased. She also looked like a drug addict, the report said. A search revealed what may have been pot and some alcohol, though the women didn’t appear to be DUI. She had a bunch of pets in the car, so she was cited for speeding, marijuana possession, open container and reckless driving and released.

Marijuana, reckless driving: On March 13 around 3:50 a.m. an officer getting onto I-95 from Exit 87 saw a car go by at a high rate of speed.

He caught up around exit 90 and clocked the car doing 106 mph. “The vehicle then slowed down to 96 mph and then back up to over 100 mph.”

The officer stopped the car near mile marker 91 and spoke with the driver, a North Carolina woman who said she was on her way to that state to pay a speeding ticket.

During the conversation, the officer smelled pot and asked the woman if she had any illegal items, “specifically marijuana,” and the woman admitted smoking pot.

Both she and her passenger were asked to step out of the car, there was a search and pot was found. The woman allegedly told the officer she had pot hidden on her and “retrieved two small bags of suspected marijuana from her bra area.”

The woman was arrested. The car was turned over to her passenger.

Suspended license, more: An officer directing traffic at an accident at Highway 17 and I-95 around 4:16 p.m. March “observed a white male driver operating a black in color tow truck that had one hand on the steering wheel and the other hanging out the window with his cell phone recording the accident scene.”

The officer “continued to observe the driver who remained recording even once past the accident scene now taking his attention away from the road in front of him.”

After the officer was relieved from directing traffic he pulled the truck over on 17. The driver said he didn’t have his license on him, but gave a name and when asked his date of birth “began to think, stating ‘uhhhhhh.’” That led he officer to think the man was giving a fake name and, according to the report, that was the case.

The man gave his real name and he was cited with driving with a suspended license, giving a false name to police and traffic violations, since it’s illegal to use a hand-held cell phone while driving.

Matter of record: A woman reported March 19 she was injured while staying at a local motel. The woman said she was moved from one room to another because “she was not satisfied with the condition of the appliances,” and when she got to the new room “she sat in a chair which was near her bed and as she reached over to plug her phone charger in a wall socket the chair broke.”

The woman said she injured her left knee. She didn’t get treatment, but needed to report the incident. She got a report.

Matter of record: An officer was sent to talk to a woman March 17 regarding an incident at a local grocery store. The woman said she was in a checkout line behind an older lady when a “white male cut in front of (the complainant) and the older lady,” so she said something.

“The white male got upset and started having words with toward (the complainant),” then went outside and waited for her to leave.

He started tailgating her and followed her to her house, so she drove past, then pulled over and told him to leave her alone.

She took a photo of the vehicle and gave it to police.

Matter of record: A man staying in a motel told police March 17 he saw “a tall intoxicated man” walking in the courtyard when he dropped a .38 snub nosed revolver from his pocket.

The complainant put the gun in his room and then called police and turned it over to them.

An officer spoke with the tall, intoxicated man, who said he had one but never carried it. When he was told the officer now had the gun, the man “started trying to tell a story about a party he had been late for and that ‘she was feeling some kind of way.’” The man was told he could come down to the police station to get his gun back after he’d sobered up.

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