THOMASVILLE — The problem encountered by city police early Wednesday morning appeared to be a car parked in the middle of a street, but the situation developed into more when the driver arrived.
According to reports, police found a red Nissan Versa parked in the southbound lane of North Dawson Street at East Walcott Street. The driver side door was open, and headlights were turned off, a Thomasville Police Department incident report stated.
As an officer approached the car about 12:45 a.m., he saw a woman enter the driver's seat and activate headlights on high beams.
The officer explained to the driver, Sage Laquan Jackson, 22, 301 N. Stevens St., that she had stopped improperly on the street and that he was responding to a disturbance reported in the area.
Jackson informed the officer the disturbance was an argument — with yelling — she had with her boyfriend.
The incident report states that while talking to Jackson, the officer observed slurred speech, red glassy eyes, nervous movements and poor motor skills.
As Jackson got out of he Nissan, the officer saw a small plastic bag containing a white substance that tested positive for cocaine on the floor of the car. The suspect told the officer "she did not have any small bags like that in her car," the report states.
Several small blunts were scattered throughout the vehicle, and an open can of beer was found on the passenger side floor.
A second officer who responded found a small plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance in Jackson's pants pocket, according to the incident report.
A Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agent's test showed the green, leafy substance was spice, a synthetic narcotic.
Jackson is charged with cocaine possession, possession of a Schedule I drug and improper stopping/parking on roadway.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820