Lorena Roach

Polk County Police arrested a woman on multiple drug charges after she was found with a relative parked suspiciously late Friday night on Oak Ridge Drive and were found with heroin and marijuana, according to reports.

Lorena Roach, 31, of 1993 Cheatham Woods Drive, Marietta, was jailed on felony and misdemeanor drug charges after she was found with a relative on Oak Ridge Road on Friday night, April 16 around 10:45 p.m. parked in the cul-de-sac.

An officer stopped and investigated the pair, who said that the hood of the Dodge Durango they were in had popped up while returning from Marietta on Highway 101 heading north.

“I asked (the driver) why she pulled into a neighborhood instead of a more well-lit area to inspect her vehicle,” the report stated. “(The driver) stated it was the first road she came to which was roughly one mile away from where the hood popped up. Based on (The driver’s) current locations he would have passed the Dollar General and another gravel parking lot on Hwy 10 instead of making multiple turns to park in the back of a (cul-de-sac.)”

While speaking with Roach, who was the passenger, police noticed her breathing heavily and had shaking hands, and when inspecting inside in plain view found a wrapper for THC gummies. Both were pulled out of the car and a further search conducted, and police found one bag with a metal pipe inside, another with a substance that field tested positive for heroin, and suspected marijuana as well.

Roach took responsibility for all the drugs and was taken into custody without further incident. The driver was allowed to go without any charges filed.

Police charged Roach with felony possession of heroin and possession of a Schedule I Controlled substance. She was additionally charged with misdemeanors for marijuana possession and possession and use of drug-related objects.

Roach remained in the Polk County Jail on a $6,500 bond.

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