A nose used to sniffing out trouble in vehicles was at work again on Monday and found multiple items within a vehicle, per a Rockmart Police media release about the arrest of two people on drug charges.

Bond had not yet been set for either Richard Clayton Wallace, 51, of 6500 Hazel St., Lithia Springs and Misty Hamrick, 42, of 50 Lee St., Rockmart, and both remained in the Polk County Jail on felony drug charges following their Monday afternoon arrested following a traffic stop.

Hamrick was being held on the lone methamphetamine possession charge – a felony – while Wallace had several drug charges against him, including trafficking in methamphetamine – along with a charge for driving on a suspended license.

Police did not report whether his driving status is what prompted the stop.

Here’s the full release from the Rockmart Police:

On Monday, March 22, 2021, at approximately 12:56 pm, Officer Jones, Rockmart Police Department, stopped a 2016 Dodge Pickup driven by Richard Wallace on First Avenue at Clearwater St. During the stop, Corporal Stewart, Polk County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 handler, assisted. During the assist from Corporal Stewart, K-9 Thor alerted to narcotics in the vehicle. Richard Wallace and Misty Hamrick, a passenger in the vehicle, were placed under arrest upon the discovery of methamphetamine in the vehicle and in Hamrick’s purse. The methamphetamine weight was found to be well over the threshold for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, which if convicted, carries a minimum prison sentence. Additionally, there was a number of paraphernalia items found in the possession of Wallace and Hamrick.

Richard Wallace was charged with the following:

Trafficking in Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime
Possession of Drug Related Objects
Driving in a Suspended License

Misty Hamrick was charged with the following:

Possession of Methamphetamine

The Rockmart Police Department would like to extend our gratitude to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, specifically Corporal Stewart and K-9 Thor for their assistance in this case.

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