A Rockmart woman stopped by police because she didn’t have a valid tag on the vehicle was jailed on drug charges, according to local police reports.
Rockmart Police arrested Normaleen Jestus Luke, 59, of 93 Miles Way, Rockmart, on felony charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession and use of drug related objects along with a traffic violation for no tag after she was stopped around 12:15 a.m. at Piedmont Avenue and College Street early Sunday morning.
According to the report, Luke cooperated with police and handed over the title for the vehicle along with her license and explained that it was her daughter’s vehicle, and she was using it after he own had been totaled. Police found the title was transferred over a year ago, and the officer explained the situation to her and asked her to step out of the vehicle for a chat.
Luke was asked if anything illegal was in the vehicle – a 2006 Isuzu Ascender – and said not that she knew of.
However, police located a Nike shoe box inside of a boots shoe box they they found “an amount of cocaine rolled in plastic and a digital scale covered in white residue.”
Police took Luke into custody without further incident and remained in the Polk County Jail this morning with no bond set on the felony and misdemeanor charges.