On Feb. 11, Polk 911 dispatched to all officers that Brian Keith Bollinger, 33, of 70 Berry Road and Tammy Alinda Cheatwood, 41, of 1158 Judkin Mill Road, had just left the Dollar General on 324 N. Main St. in a blue Chevrolet Caprice.
A clerk had advised Polk 911 that the two Cedartown residents had just bought a large amount of cold and allergy medicine.
Officer James Duncan observed the Caprice in the parking lot of Sav-a-ton, 101 N. Main St. The vehicle began to pull away when Duncan activated his blue lights to perform a traffic stop of the vehicle.
Cheatwood, who was driving the vehicle, advised Duncan that they had just came from Dollar General.
Duncan then asked what they had purchased from the store and Cheatwood said they had bought three boxes of sinus medicine.
Bollinger, who was on the passenger side of the vehicle, reached under his seat and pulled out the three boxes of medicine at Duncan’s request.
Cheatwood could not give Duncan an answer as to why the medicine had been stored underneath the seat.
Duncan then had Bollinger step to the back of the vehicle. Bollinger stated to Duncan that Cheatwood had told him to put the boxes under the seat.
After speaking with Bollinger, Duncan asked Cheatwood if there was anything else in the vehicle. Cheatwood stated, “If you are talking about drugs, no.”
Cheatwood then gave Duncan permission to search the vehicle. Duncan had Cheatwood step to the back of the car while Officer Flora Miller, who had arrived on the scene, went to the passenger side door and located a Dollar General bag that contained nine more boxes of cold and allergy medicine.
Cheatwood stated that she bought three boxes from the Dollar General on 420 S. College St. and three boxes from the Dollar General on 324 N. Main St. She then said that Bollinger had bought three boxes from each store in the same manner.
The boxes each held 24 tablets. Each tablet contained 60 milligrams of pseudophedrine HCL.
Cheatwood and Bollinger were both arrested and charged with violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for possessing ingredients to make methamphetamines (methamphetamines precursor).
Officer Jon Zuker, who had also arrived on the scene, checked the vehicle for any other items that would be considered precursors. He located an empty, one-gallon Coleman fuel container in the trunk of the car.
Cheatwood was later released on $2,000 bond.
Two Buchanan men were arrested for the theft of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) valued at $9,000.
According to reports:
The owner of the ATV stated that an unknown person had called him in reference to the stolen four-wheeler and the reward for its return.
The complainant had set a reward of $2,000 for the ATV’s return, though, the unknown person stated they only wanted $1,000.
The suspect would not give the complainant his name when they spoke over the phone.
The complainant was advised to call 911 when the suspect pulled into the agreed upon location to re-attain the ATV, which was located in the Antioch community.
Officer Kirby Odom drove by the location and parked out of sight where he waited for the suspect to arrive.
After a silver, Ford F-150 pulled in with the ATV, Odom pulled into the lot and activated his lights.
The suspects, Billy Wayne Brown, 48, 967 Felton/Rockmart Road, Buchanan and Charles David Shoemake, Jr., of the same location, told Odom that they were returning the ATV to the owner from someone who had bought it.
They stated that this other man had bought the ATV from someone else and did not know it had been stolen.
The suspects also told Odom that they had contacted the victim and told him they could get the four-wheeler back to him for $1000.00, knowing nothing of the reward that was being offered.
The ATV was returned to the owner and both suspects were charged with theft by receiving stolen property and booked at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Brown was also wanted on a warrant out of Floyd County and served for a license suspension.
An Austell man found wandering the streets was arrested for suspected methamphetamines on Feb. 11.
Officer Jesse Morris was patrolling Shiloh Road in Esom Hill at approximately 1:23 a.m. when he observed Wayne Charles Baldwin, 40, of 1831 Douglas States Mobile Home Park, Austell, walking east bound in the roadway.
Morris stopped the patrol vehicle and got out to talk to Baldwin, who did not have any picture identification but did have a social security card. Baldwin stated that he was headed to a nearby residence.
Morris then asked if Baldwin wanted a ride, to which Baldwin replied yes.
Baldwin was then asked if he had any weapons and he handed Morris a knife.
Morris then received permission to search Baldwin for any other weapons, at which point he found a small plastic bag in Baldwin’s jacket pocket.
According to Morris, the bag appeared to contain suspected methamphetamines. Morris asked the suspect if the substance was methamphetamine and Baldwin replied yes.
Baldwin was then handcuffed and placed in the rear of the patrol vehicle and taken to the Polk County Jail to be booked on charges of violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for possession of a controlled substance.