A Cedartown man was jailed and later released on bond after he was reported to have heroin and drug paraphernalia in his pockets before getting into a police car for a ride down the road, according to reports.
Zackery Lightsey, 22, of 1200 East Ave., Cedartown, was taken into custody without incident on Saturday, May 29, on a sole felony charge of possession of heroin and was later released on a $5,000 bond.
According to Polk County Police reports, Lightsey and another man were on foot and attempting to flag down passing vehicles on Highway 27 at Dugdown Road on around 4:30 a.m. on May 29 when police stopped to talk to them.
Reports stated the pair told the officer who stopped to investigate that they had been in a wreck in Haralson County and were seeking a ride back to Cedartown. The officer agreed to give them a lift, but wanted to search them before they got in the back of his patrol vehicle.
One of the pair complied and emptied his pockets without issue, but Lightsey was nervous and refused to empty his left pocket. Police ordered him to do so, and he pulled out a baggie of heroin.
He also had another baggie of the drug in his right pocket, along with a needle and spoon once he was in cuffs and being searched.
Police reported that Lightsey was taken to jail without further incident and the other man was taken to Highway 27 and East Point Road and let out of the patrol vehicle.