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Running a Stop Sign Lands One in Jail on Drug Charges

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 02 2018 1:06 PM

On October 01, 2018 a K9 Deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office observed a passenger vehicle fail to obey a traffic control device, stop sign, located at Dilmore Road and Highway 231. The Deputy then conducted a probable cause traffic stop a short distance down the roadway.

The Deputy made contact with the driver and informed her for the reason of the stop. The driver of the vehicle was unable to provide any identification and some pertinent information to aid in positively identifying her other than a name and date of birth. The driver of the vehicle was asked to step back to the marked patrol vehicle where she also provided the insurance and registration to the vehicle. While the Deputy was going through insurance folder to obtain the information needed a torn partial Ziploc jewelry bag fell from the folder onto the hood of the marked patrol vehicle.

The Deputy then informed the driver a probable cause search wound be conducted of the vehicle. While searching the vehicle the Deputy located a pill tablet and a partial pill tablet wrapped in cellophane. The pill tablets were identified as a controlled substance which required a prescription. The Deputy also located another partial pill tablet which was identified as another controlled substance which required a prescription as well. The Deputy located a glass smoking pipe along with a green leafy substance, suspected to be Marijuana, within the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle told the Deputy she was aware of what all was in the vehicle and even made mention of pills found in the vehicle referring to them as “Roxies”.

A driver’s license check using the original information provided by the driver returned a photograph which the Deputy believed did not match the subject he had been speaking with. During further investigation a driver’s license check of information found within the vehicle returned a photograph of the woman, identified as Aimee Mericier,  whom the Deputy had stopped and been speaking with roadside. The driver’s license check also returned Mericier’s driver’s license was suspended as well.

Mericier was placed under arrest and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance on her charges.

Aimee Michelle Mericier 35 years of age, Resident of Douglasville, Georgia

Possession of Control Substance without a Prescription [2 Counts]
Possession of Marijuana Less than 20 Grams
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Driving While License Suspended/Revoked with Knowledge
Obstruction by Disguise

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