Gaddis, Tammy Lee
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Possession of Methamphetamine
Giving False Name, Address, or Birthdate to Law Enforcement Officer
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On 02/17/2022 at approximately 22:28 hours I, Deputy Towe responded to [8800 BLOCK] Hwy 411 S in reference to the caller stating that there had been a silver SUV driving up and down the road, pulling into multiple driveways in the area then leaving.
Upon arrival I spoke with the caller, who stated that a silver SUV with a loud exhaust had pulled into several driveways before heading South on 411. He then stated that he was concerned that they may be in the area picking up someone in the woods or scoping out possible places to break into.
At this time a silver SUV with a loud exhaust passed by headed North and the caller stated that was the vehicle. I then observed the pull down the driveway of [8800 BLOCK] Hwy 411 S. I then made contact with the occupants of the vehicle based on reasonable suspicion from the callers statements.
The driver, later identified as Sarah Louise Walker and the passenger, later identified as Tammy Lee Gaddis stated that they were lost and trying to locate Miss Walker’s uncle’s residence in the [8500 BLOCK] block. I then asked both women if I could see their ID’s. Miss walker stated that she did not have her’s on her, but she had a picture of it. Miss Gaddis stated that she didn’t have her’s either.
I then had both women write their names and dates of birth on my notepad. Miss Walker wrote her name and date of birth. Miss Gaddis wrote the name [REDACTED] with a date of [REDACTED]. I observed Miss Gaddis pause while writing the date of birth. I then ran both names through GCIC on my mobile data terminal (MDT).
I was able to get returns for Miss Walker, but I was unable to get Miss Gaddis to return with the name and date of birth she provided. I then returned to the vehicle and addressed Miss Gaddis by the name [REDACTED]. Miss Gaddis had a delayed response to the name.
Based off my experience this indicated to me that the name Miss Gaddis had provided may have been false. I then asked Miss Gaddis if she had ever had a license in Georgia or another state, to which she stated that she once had a Georgia license a long time ago.
I then returned to my patrol car and attempted to run the name Miss Gaddis had provided me through GCIC on my MDT again with no results. I then had dispatch run the name Miss Gaddis provided me through surrounding states with no results.
I then returned to the vehicle and explained to Miss Gaddis that I was unable to get her to return and asked if she had given me a false name, to which she stated that she had not. I then further explained she could be detained in order to identify her. I then asked Miss Gaddis if she had anything on her that had her name on it or if she could pull up her Facebook profile so I could see a picture of her with that name associated to the profile. Miss Gaddis stated that she had recently deleted her account. I then asked if she could provide me with her social security number so I could attempt to search her by that.
Miss Gaddis then stated that she provided me with her sister’s name. I then explained that I had seen her pause while she was writing the date of birth, to which she stated that she was trying to remember her sister’s birthday, but was unable to. I then asked why she had given me a false name, to which she stated that she had a probation warrant and a bench warrant and that she didn’t want to go to jail.
I then asked Miss Walker if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, to which she stated no. At this time Deputy Ray arrived on scene. Deputy Ray approached the vehicle on the passenger side. Deputy Ray then asked Miss Walker if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, to which she stated no.
Deputy Ray then explained that due to the wind passing through the vehicle in his direction he was able to smell an odor consistent with marijuana coming from the vehicle. Miss Walker stated that she did not smoke marijuana, but that her brother and uncle who occasionally borrow her vehicle do. Deputy Ray then explained that the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle gave us probable cause to search the vehicle. Deputy Ray then asked Miss Walker again if there was anything illegal in the vehicle that she knew of, to which she stated no.
Deputy Ray then instructed both women to exit the vehicle. At this time Miss Walker looked at me and stated that she had found a meth pipe belonging to her brother in the floor and that she had planned on throwing it out the window, but it broke.
Both women then exited the vehicle and were instructed to stand at the back. Deputy Ray then asked Miss Walker if there was anything else illegal in the vehicle, to which she stated no.
I then began to conduct a search of the vehicle. At this time Miss Walker indicated to Deputy Ray that there was a baggy in the center dash on a purple Gameboy that contained meth. I then retrieved the baggy which contained a white crystal like substance.
Deputy Ray then asked Miss Walker if there was anything else illegal in the vehicle, to which she stated not that she knew of. Deputy Ray then located a set of digital scales under the passenger side seat.
I then went to the back of the vehicle and explained to Miss Walker that she had lied to both Deputy Ray and myself about there being illegal items in the vehicle. I then asked Miss Walker if the white substance I believed to be methamphetamine belonged to her, to which she stated no.
I then asked Miss Gaddis the same question, to which she also responded no. I then explained to both women that due to both of them denying ownership of the suspected methamphetamine and due to it being in a location easily accessible to both of them that they were both under arrest for possession of methamphetamine.
I then placed both Miss Walker and Miss Gaddis in handcuffs behind their back and placed them in the rear seat of my patrol car. A field test of the white substance indicated a positive result for methamphetamine.
I then transported both women to the Murray County Detention Center where they were turned over to jail staff without incident. Deputy Ray stood by with the vehicle until it was removed by the list wrecker Babbs.
**End of Report**