KIRKLAND, ARVIS CLARENCE
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
VGCSA – POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
POSSESSION AND USE OF DRUG RELATED OBJECTS
POSSESSION OF FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING COMMISSION OF OR ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CERTAIN FELONIES
POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON
VGCSA-MARIJUANA-MISDEMEANOR -POSSESS LESS THAN 1 OZ.
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On 12-29-21 I Deputy Evans 964 was sitting stationary on HWY 78 when I observed a grey in color Chevrolet Silverado GA tag # [REDACTED] pass by me with a brake light out. I pulled out behind the vehicle and initiated my emergency equipment to perform a traffic stop on HWY 78 at N Van Wert Rd.
I approached the vehicle’s passenger side and immediately smelled the odor of burnt Marijuana omitting from the vehicle. I spoke with the male driver and female passenger briefly about their licenses before having both step out of the vehicle. Once to the front of my patrol vehicle I asked the male who was identified as Arvis Kirkland if he had any Marijuana inside the vehicle. Arvis advised me he did and that it was inside the cigarette pack.
I then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle where I located the following. Inside a camo bag that was in Arvis lap upon my stopping him were two pistols . Two syringes and a glass pipe which are both commonly used in the ingestion/injection of narcotics. I then located the cigarette pack which did in fact have a smoked down marijuana cigarette. I continued the search and located a mason jar in the floorboard that contained multiple plastic bags that contained a crystal like substance of suspected Methamphetamine. At the time of locating the Methamphetamine both subjects were detained and separated.
I then continued the search, where I located another clear plastic bag with suspected Methamphetamine. This baggy was located in a black bookbag which also had female feminine products in it. This was located in the passenger side floorboard. I also located multiple syringes including two that were loaded with a clear substance. One of which was located in a maroon makeup bag and other in a makeup box. I then located a small container that had a numerous amount of small clear plastic bags which are commonly used in the sales of narcotics.
After I completed the search I returned to Arvis and spoke with him. I first read him his Miranda warning which he advised me he understood and wanted to talk with me. I asked Arvis if the meth was his and he stated yes. I then asked if all the meth in the vehicle was his and he replied with a drawn out ughhh yeahh like he wasn’t sure about his answer. I then asked if he used Meth and he told me he did. I asked him if he was selling drugs and he told me he was not, but had been involved in the past.
I then spoke to the female who was identified as Marissa Kirkland, Arvis’ husband. I read her her Miranda warning and she advised she wished to speak to me. I asked her multiple questions regarding the items found in her belongings as well as questions about her narcotics use. Marissa advised me she did not want to answer the questions I was asking. She was advised she was under arrest and placed back into my patrol vehicle.
Arvis and Marissa were transported to the jail where they were booked for the following charges.
Arvis : Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of firearm during commission of certain crimes, Possession of firearm by convicted felon, Possession of drug related objects, Possession of Marijuana less than 1 oz citation #964000331, and Taillight requirement citation # 964000330
Marissa: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug related objects, Possession of marijuana less than 1 oz citation # 964000332
The vehicle was turned over to RST towing.
Evidence was placed into locker number # 4.