Man allegedly smokes marijuana with child in car

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 19, 2016

One man was arrested after LaGrange police said he smoked a marijuana joint and was impaired while driving with his wife and infant in the car on Hogansville Road about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The reporting officer stated he initially pulled the SUV over because one of the headlights was out. When the driver got out of the car, the officer said he smelled marijuana and noticed the man was moving slowly and could barely keep his eyes open.

The driver admitted to smoking a joint inside the SUV, the police report states.

Officers also found a syringe in the driver’s pocket, a suspected meth smoking device with residue under the driver’s seat of the car, a baggie of what appeared to be crystal methamphetamine in the wife’s purse, a single pill believed to be Clonazepam and a bottle of “odor control” spray freshener, the police report stated.

The man was taken to the Troup County Jail and charged with DUI, endangering a child under the age of 14 while DUI, possession of a schedule IV substance and possession of methamphetamine.

The woman was allowed to take the SUV and the child home, since she was not impaired, stated LaGrange police, but officers took out an arrest warrant against her for possession of methamphetamine.

Police forwarded the case to the Department of Family and Children Services.

Family allegedly threatens to shoot woman

A woman called LaGrange police after she said family members of her son’s girlfriend harassed and made threats to harm her while she was at the Circle K gas station at 1819 Roanoke Road about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The woman told officers it started inside the store, and when she was pulling out of the parking lot, the family members began yelling and threatened to shoot her.

The victim said she once sold the family a gun and they know where she and her son live, the police report states.

Police are investigating.


A homeowner told LaGrange police on Tuesday someone broke into his house in the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue while he was gone and stole his Hydrocodone pills.

The man stated he left the residence over the weekend. When he returned home Tuesday about 8:15 p.m., he discovered a bottle filled with the Hydrocodone pills was missing from his bedroom, the police report stated.

According to the victim, recently two neighbors have been in and out of his home.

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