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Shelly Taylor

Taylor, Shelly Marie

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Possession of Methamphetamine

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Tuesday October 18, 2022 at approximately 1758 hours, while on patrol in the area of North Tennessee Street and Porter Street I observed a white van with no license plate. I activated my emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop, the final stop was located at 501 North Tennessee Street.

Upon the stop, I made contact with the driver and arrestee Ms. Shelly Taylor. I advised Driver for the reason of the stop and asked both occupants for their drivers license. Driver stated he had just purchased the vehicle and provided the title and his drivers license. Both occupants were checked through GCIC and both returned valid with a drug history. I asked Driver to step out and stand in front of my patrol vehicle, where he was patted and cleared for any weapons. I asked Driver for consent to search his vehicle and consent was granted. I then asked Ms. Taylor to step out and stand in front of my patrol vehicle, where she was then patted and cleared of any weapons.

During the search of the vehicle I was able to locate a small clear bag of suspected methamphetamine. The suspected methamphetamine was located inside a black circular makeup container inside a pink makeup bag. The makeup bag was located in the front passenger floor board. The suspected methamphetamine was field tested by my department issued field test kit and tested positive for methamphetamine.

Ms. Taylor was then placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, handcuffed, checked for proper fit, double locked, and seated in the rear seat of my patrol vehicle. Ms. Taylor was transported and released to Bartow County Jail. Ms. Taylor was booked and charged with possession of methamphetamine. My patrol vehicle was searched before and after transport with no contraband found.

Driver was released with a warning for driving without a tag.

The methamphetamine was weighed and entered into evidence for testing.

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