Just after 9 p.m., the officer reported a Toyota Corolla driven by Corey Sanchez, 36, of 21 Freeda Lane, Cartersville, was without a working third brake light and a tail light lens. The driver also failed to use a turn signal as he turned onto Tennessee Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to the report.
Because Sanchez was visibly nervous and shaking, the officer had the man step to the rear of the vehicle where he admitted to having a knife in his pocket but refused to allow the officer a further search of his person. Sanchez agreed to a search of his vehicle, which yielded a piece of a baggie containing one suspected Alprazolam pill.
After being placed under arrest for possession of a schedule IV narcotic, the officer recovered a film canister in Sanchez's rear pocket that contained two small baggies of suspected meth.
Sanchez was arrested and charged with possession of meth, possession of schedule IV narcotic, inoperable third brake light and tail light violation.
Couple passes counterfeit check for almost $4,000
A Cassville Road convenience store reported a fake check worth almost $4,000 was cashed Tuesday.
According to the report, a black man and white female entered the store Tuesday around noon with a payroll check from Vineyards Development Corporation for $3,940.25. The manager said an online check verified the company was real.
However, the store received a call Saturday from the bank stating the check was counterfeit. The manager was able to provide a vehicle ID with tag number, along with information about the suspects and information gleaned from the pair's conversation.
Suspicious package report turns out to be birthday gift
Bartow County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Greystone Lane home Sunday morning after the resident reported finding a suspicious package at his mailbox.
According to the report, the man discovered a disposable cooler taped next to his mailbox with a birthday message and warning to "be careful" written on the outside.
A canine unit was called in but it was discovered that the only thing inside was a handmade wooden hut and a Batman figurine.
Accidents and fires
Cartersville police reported working five accidents Saturday with no injuries.
The Georgia State Patrol reported working two accidents with three injuries in the 24 hours through 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bartow County and Cartersville firefighters reported working no fires in the same time period.