Two arrested, one admits to crack and cocaine
by Staff Report
Aug 09, 2011 | 3944 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville police early Sunday arrested two men after one admitted to drugs and the other fled.

According to the report, officers were called to the area of Glenn Cove Drive and Waterford Drive about 3 a.m. after two men were reportedly walking through lawns in the neighborhood.

When the officer made contact with a man who identified himself as Franklin Johnson, the officer observed Johnson was sweating profusely and appeared nervous. Johnson said he was walking home with a friend, who had fled.

Johnson agreed to a patdown, telling the officer "there is a crack rock in that can" when the officer pulled a mint tin from his pocket. The officer cuffed Johnson, who said, "Go ahead and get the cocaine out of my front pocket, too." The officer pulled a small plastic corner bag from Johnson's pocket containing suspected powder cocaine.

While waiting for a secondary officer, a male pulled up and said Johnson and another man were "hanging out" at his house but left quickly, taking two of his wife's credit cards with them.

The back up officer located Landon Weaver hiding in nearby bushes, with one of the missing credit cards and a corner bag of suspected cocaine within Weaver's reach.

Both men were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act. The man declined to press charges for the missing credit cards.

Rydal Grocery target

of attempted burglar

Just after midnight Monday, a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy was called to Rydal Grocery, 4010 Highway 411, after someone tried to break into the store.

According to the report, the front window was smashed with a cement block, the cash drawer was open, shelves knocked over and a computer screen was wedged between the security bars of the window.

A small ax and an unused Bic lighter were found in front of the window. The deputy reported that it appeared someone smashed the window and attempted to break the bars with a hatchet but was unsuccessful.

Bartow County works brush fire

Bartow County Fire Department worked a brush fire on Interstate 75 southbound near mile marker 280 in Acworth Sunday afternoon. BCSO was called in to direct traffic about 2:45 p.m.

Representatives at stations 1 and 4 could not provide details on the blaze.