Polk County Police, Rockmart Police and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office all participated in the execution of a search warrant on Wednesday evening that yielded two arrests and the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, according to reports.
Taylor Rose Witcher, 25, of 78 Chastain Road, Rockmart, and Nancy Allison Sanders, 42, of the same address, were both jailed and charged with felonies after being taken into custody while police were searching for drugs at the residence around 7 p.m. on May 12.
According to the report, Polk County Police officers had gathered intelligence about the house and the pair inside over the past few weeks when they received reports of drug trafficking happening within. They brought out officers from the Rockmart Police and K-9 units from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the search for drugs, and came up with a haul. After knocking and forced to bust the door down, police entered the residence and immediately took both Witcher and Sanders into custody and began a thorough search of the residence.
Police found suspected heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl of various amounts not included in the Wednesday night report, along with digital scales and plastic bags used to distribute smaller amounts of the drugs usually found in powdered form. At least two bags of heroin and two bags of methamphetamine were found, along with pipes, gauze with suspected heroin on it, a pipe with suspected liquid methamphetamine inside, and fentanyl on a glass plate.
Additionally, officers discovered a ledger that “outlined various transactions of said narcotics.”
Witcher and Sanders were both booked into the Polk County Jail overnight and remained there without bond.
Per the jail, Witcher faces felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, or methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with intent, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine with intent, tampering with evidence and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. She was also charged with misdemeanors for possession and use of drug-related objects and obstructing law enforcement officers.
Sanders was charged with felonies for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana or methamphetamine, possession of heroin, manufacture/deliver/distribute/sell/possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession and use of drug-related objects.