Ricky Goodson

Goodson, Ricky Lee

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Crossing of guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, or drugs without consent of warden or superintendent

Possession of Marijuana More than 1 oz.-Felony

Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance

Possession of Methamphetamine

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at approximately 1045 hours, I was dispatched to 800 North Tennessee Street, Brandi’s Hotdogs, in reference to an unknown problem. Upon arrival I observed a white male slumped over and asleep in the driver seat of a black Chevrolet Silverado bearing Georgia plate. I knocked on the window and the male subject woke up. The male subject stated his name was Mr. Ricky Goodson.

I ran Mr. Goodson through GCIC and he was found to be on Felony Probation. I advised Mr. Goodson what I had observed, with him sleeping behind the wheel. Mr. Goodson stated he was tired from working all night. I asked Mr. Goodson if he had any illegal substances inside the vehicle, to which he stated he did not have any illegal contraband in the vehicle. I contacted Mr. Tommy Robertson with the Corrections Department Probation Office, whom advised that Mr. Goodson had signed 4th Amendment Waiver on file. Mr. Robertson emailed me a copy of Mr. Goodson’s signed waiver. Mr. Goodson stated he understood what the 4th Amendment Waiver meant and did not oppose officers searching his vehicle.

A vehicle search was conducted on Mr. Goodson’s vehicle, where a black back pack was located just behind the front seat center arm rest. It should be noted that as soon as I grabbed the back pack, Mr. Goodson yelled “I don’t know who’s bag that is. It is not mine.” I searched the black back pack and located a large bag of suspected green leafy Marijuana concealed inside the large main compartment of the bag. I also located a bag of a crystalline substance, suspected to be Methamphetamine, concealed in the large front side zipper compartment of the bag. A sample from the bag of suspected Methamphetamine was field tested and yielded a positive result.

I placed Mr. Goodson in handcuffs behind his back. The cuffs were checked for a safe fit and double-locked for safety. I searched Mr. Goodson incident to arrest and located a small white pill inside of baggie. The pill had the text “G372” imprinted on it, and is suspected to be Alprazolam, a Schedule IV substance. I advised Mr. Goodson of the contraband found in the vehicle and on his person. I then read him Miranda Warning from a laminated card that I keep on my person. Due to Mr. Goodson crying, he did not respond to whether he under stood his rights, so I did not ask Mr. Goodson any further questions about this incident.

Mr. Goodson was then escorted to my patrol vehicle and transported to the Bartow County Jail, 104 Zena Drive. While inside the jail, Mr. Goodson confessed that he forgot that he had two bags of Methamphetamine concealed inside his right sock. I collected to two small baggies and advised Mr. Goodson that he would be getting an additional charge for the incident.

While at the Cartersville Police Department, the bag of suspected Methamphetamine was weighed, with a total weight being 13.5 grams. The two baggies that were found in Mr. Goodson’s sock were weighed, with a total weight for both being 1.6 grams. The total weight of all three bags was 15.1 grams. The large bag of suspected green leafy Marijuana was weighed, with a total weight being 78.6 grams. All of the substances including the suspected Alprazolam pill was entered into evidence. A GBI Submission Form was completed for further analysis of the substances and attached to the case file.

Warrants obtained for Mr. Ricky Lee Goodson include:

  • Possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Schedule IV (Alprazolam)
  • Possession of Marijuana More than 1oz
  • Crossing of guard lines with drugs

These warrants were scanned and attached to the case file.

Photos of the incident were captured and attached to the case file. A copy of Mr. Goodson’s 4th Amendment Waiver was attached to the case file.

[End of Narrative]