Two people found sleeping in a driveway were arrested Thursday morning on trespassing and one for drug charges.
A Troup County sheriff’s deputy was called to the 100 block of Mallory Drive where a man and were woman asleep under a blanket, but laying in someone’s driveway about 6 a.m. The two said they were waiting on a ride and fell asleep, according to a report.
The man, identified as Jason Potts, 22, of Franklin, had some pills, which he said were sleeping pills that belonged to someone else, but had been stolen, and that he was trying to sell, the report said. As the deputy was arresting him, the woman claimed the pills belonged to her and were prescribed for a sleeping disorder. The deputy arrested her on a charge of making false statements to an officer, a misdemeanor.
Potts was charged with possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute.
Truck set ablaze
Someone burned a GMC pickup truck in the middle of the Glass Bridge Park access road early Friday.
Troup County firefighters put out the blaze shortly after midnight. The vehicle was missing a motor and transmission and had no identification numbers or tags, but may have been a gold color, deputies said. No similar vehicles had been reported stolen in Troup or surrounding counties.
•Someone broke into a house on the 300 block of Alford Street and took a PlayStation video game system valued at $50 and an estimated $100 in coins.
•A resident of the first block of Pine Grove reported that someone took an Xbox 360 gaming system, controller and games with a total value of $425 from the residence.
Fred Thomas Fincher III, 32, of Wilburn Avenue was charged with methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute and William Neal Allen Sr., 56, of Yarbrough Road was charged with meth possession after the two were pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy. The deputy spotted a bag of suspected meth in Fincher’s lap and the floor of the car, and allegedly found a cigarette pack containing suspected meth on Allen.
It is the policy of the LaGrange Daily News to print the names of those charged with felonies.