A man and woman from the Temple area remain in the Polk County Jail on multiple charges after they were found in possession of heroin and the items used to inject the drug into the bloodstream, according to reports from the early moring arrest on May 8.
Polk County Police took Charles Robert Morris, 35, of 3643 Coppermine Road, Temple, and Amber Marie Holly, 31, of 7534 Allgood Church Road, Temple, remained in jail as of this report with no bond set after they were pulled over during a traffic stop on May 8 at 2:16 a.m.
The report stated the pair were pulled over while officers were patrolling the area of Atlanta Highway in Rockmart when they saw the white Honda Crossover driven by Holly veer into oncoming traffic, and then swerved a second time when turning onto Springdale Road.
When officers stopped them at Chastain Road, they asked for Holly’s license. She claimed she left it at a gas station and provided police with her name and date of birth instead, and then after Morris woke up in the passenger seat he handed over his license as well.
One officer went off to see if either had any issues with their driving status or warrants, while a second officer spoke with Holly and requested permission to search the vehicle. She claimed it wasn’t hers and nothing should be inside, but police found quite a bit during the search.
Discoveries included in the search were a number of syringes around the vehicle – including some in Holly’s purse which she claimed she was selling to other heroin users – along with a metal spoon containing suspected heroin residue, a leather belt with a loop on one end, loose pills identified as Gabapentin (an anticonvulsant and nerve pain medication,) empty methadone bottles with Holly’s name on it, and small baggies containing a brown residue and a Superman logo.
Police reported despite being in reach of both Morris and Holly, neither claimed the items but were taken into custody without any further incident.
Holly remained in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of sale, manufacture, deliver, or possession dangerous drugs, and possession of heroin. She was also charged with misdemeanors for no license on her person, possession and use of drug related objects and failure to maintain lane.
Morris also remained in jail with no bond set on the felony charge of possession of heroin, and misdemeanor charge of possession and use of drug related objects.