Trio arrested on drug charges after deputy spots paraphernalia during traffic stop

Aug 10, 2020 at 12:58 PM EDT

ROCKY FACE – The following incident report was filed by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office regarding the arrests of Brooke Denise Carroll, 24, Brea J Hodge, 34, and Zachary Lane Albright, 21, on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects.

Hodge was also served an outstanding warrant for a charge of exploiting/depriving services to disabled/elderly/resident.

Some names and addresses in the following transcription may have been redacted to protect the innocent. Errors may exist. We don’t fix spelling/grammatical errors made by the agency:

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On Wednesday July 29, 2020, at approximately 11:10 hours Deputy Peden was traveling South on Chattanooga Rd. near Green Lake Rd. Deputy Peden observed a green 2004 Ford Focus also traveling South bound on Chattanooga Rd. displaying Georgia Registration #(RVP0039). Deputy Peden ran Georgia Registration #(RVP0039) through GCIC. GCIC return showed the registration to be expired as of 07/22/2020.

Deputy Peden also observed the passenger side brake light to be inoperative, as well as the passenger side of the front windshield to be damaged in a starburst/ spider web pattern in an area greater than 3X3 inches.

Deputy Peden initiated a traffic stop at Chattanooga Rd. and Fields Rd. Deputy Peden made contact with the driver Ms. Brooke Carroll explaining the reason for the stop. Deputy Peden asked for Ms. Carroll’s driver’s license. Ms. Carroll stated she did not have her valid license through TN with her. Deputy Peden also requested the front passenger Mr. Zachary Albright, and rear passenger Ms. Brea Hodge’s I.D.

While speaking with Ms. Hodge Deputy Peden observed what appeared to be a glass pipe in the center seat of the 2nd row seating next to Ms. Hodge in a blue seat organizer. Due to the glare of the sun Deputy Peden could not confirm what the item was.

Deputy Peden ran all three passengers through NCIC. Ms. Hodge’s return showed her to have outstanding warrants through the Whitfield County Sheriffs Office. Dispatch confirmed the warrant for Ms. Hodge. Deputy Peden requested additional units. Deputy Headrick responded.

As Deputy Peden reapproached the vehicle now at the rear passenger side door, Deputy Peden asked Ms. Hodge to step out of the vehicle, explaining she had outstanding warrants for her arrest. While doing so, from this side of the vehicle, Deputy Peden could now see the suspected pipe clearly in plain sight. Deputy Peden observed what appeared to be an elongated glass tube with a bulbous end, with a white residue suspected as Methamphetamine, in plain sight.

Deputy Peden took Ms. Hodge in to custody, and detained Ms. Carroll and Mr. Albright to conduct a probable cause search of the vehicle. Once Deputy Peden removed the glass pipe. Ms. Carroll and Mr. Albright were read the Miranda Warning and stated they understood their rights. Ms. Hodge was in Deputy Peden’s patrol vehicle.

Deputy Peden requested the on call Narcotics Investigator. Detective Spurlock responded. Upon arrival the investigation was turned over to Detective Spurlock. In conclusion to Detective Spurlock’s investigation, Mr. Albright and Ms. Carroll were taken in to custody as well.

Deputy Headrick transported Mr. Albright. Ms. Carroll’s vehicle was recovered by Union Point Towing. The glass pipe was turned over to Detective Spurlock.

All three subjects were transported to the Whitfield County Detention Center and turned over to booking staff without incident. Ms. Carroll was issued Citations for Expired Registration (O.C.G.A 40-2-8.1) on Citation # (286921), Standards for Brake Lights and for Signal Devices (O.C.G.A 40-8-26) on Citation #(286922), and Windshield and Wiper Requirements (O.C.G.A 40-8-73) on Citation #(286923). All narcotics charges are pending from Detective Spurlock.

Nothing further to report.

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