Mark Bodenhagen


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Officer’s Narrative:
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On the date of 10/05/2021 at 2006 hrs, while conducting speed enforcement on 1-85 southbound near mile marker 53 south, I observed a vehicle approach me at a high rate of speed. I noticed the vehicle was by itself with no other traffic around it. I visually estimated the vehicle to be traveling at 90 mph in a 70 mph zone in the rain.

I then confirmed the vehicle to be traveling at 92 mph in a 70 zone with my front radar antenna. My radar was checked at calibration at 1809 hr. After observing this violation, I caught up to the vehicle and activated my emergency lights and siren, conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle near mm 52 southbound in Coweta County, GA.

I then exited my marked patrol vehicle and made contact with the driver, Mark Bodenhagen. Immediately I smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. I also observed a medicine bottle containing suspected green marijuana shake and what appeared to he a burnt marijuana roach. I then asked for another unit and requested for Mark to exit the car. Mark then immediately began digging around the vehicle as if he was trying to stuff something in the seat.

I then issued him verbal commands to let me see his hands, I then had Mark exit the vehicle and stand near my patrol vehicle. Mark then stood by with WS Dorsey while I conducted my probable cause search of the vehicle. Mark stated the only thing illegal he had in the vehicle was the marijuana I already found in the medicine bottle.

I then began my probable cause search of the vehicle and located a small derringer-style pistol in the glove box. I also located a gold plastic skull inside of a lunch box which contained a quantity of green suspected marijuana that was packaged separately. I then located a glass smoking device in a cigarette box that contained a burnt substance inside. A marijuana pipe was also located stuffed in the driver’s seat.

I then located a blue plastic container near the center console that contained two baggies of a white crystal substance I believed to be methamphetamine based on my training, knowledge, and experience. I also located another bag near the passenger seat that contained prescribed pills assigned to Mark. I then located another small baggie containing a powdery substance I believed to be suspected heroin based on my training, knowledge, and experience.

I then placed Mark under arrest in my department-issued handcuffs, which were checked for lit with the double-locking mechanism engaged. I read Mark his Miranda Warning, but he stated he didn’t wish to speak with me. Mark was searched incident to arrest and placed in the rear of my patrol car.

Johnny’s wrecker came to the scene and took custody of the vehicle. I transported Mark to the Coweta County Jail without issue where he was turned over to Jail staff. I also completed proper evidence procedures and OBI submission forms. Audio and video were captured on my BWC.