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Night moves lead to Thursday morning drug arrest

A Cartersville officer patrolling North Tennessee Street early Thursday morning saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV while a woman leaned over the driver. When the officer approached, the man got out of the car and began tightening his belt.

The officer noticed the man was sweating profusely and began pacing as he was being questioned. The woman, meanwhile, was moving around in the vehicle, at one point exiting until she was told to get back in her seat.

The man, David Andrew Manley, told the officer they had been kissing, which led to other things, resulting in him “being caught with his pants down.”
While Manley was being patted down, the officer found a pill bottle containing marijuana. A further search of the car revealed methamphetamine and a glass pipe. At that point, the woman, Lisa Michelle Jackson, 38, of Cartersville, was arrested. Manley, 38, of Dallas, was charged with possession of meth and marijuana and possession of drug-related objects while Jackson was charged with possession of meth and possession of drug-related objects. Both were transported to the Bartow County Jail.

Traffic stop results in drug-related arrest
On Wednesday around 11:09 p.m., a traffic stop led to a drug-related arrest on Saddle Field Circle.

After observing a red Ford F-150 failing to maintain its lane on Cassville White Road, a Bartow County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over the driver, 20-year-old Joseph Johnson, who confirmed he was running off the roadway. According to the BCSO incident report, he stated the vehicle belonged to his friends and it was operating “funny.”

After noticing the Cartersville resident was trying to hide a large clear baggie with tobacco in the floorboard and detecting a faint odor of marijuana, the deputy questioned the suspect. Johnson allegedly admitted there was marijuana in his backpack. A search by the deputy resulted in the discovery of two clear baggies containing leafy substances thought to be marijuana and another baggie containing five white oblong pills imprinted with IP-204 later identified as Oxycodone Hydrochloride.

Johnson was charged with possession of Schedule II controlled substance, marijuana less than 1 ounce and failure to maintain lane.