Two facing drug charges following alleged shoplifting incident

January 10, 2019--9:43 a.m.

FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS

What began as a shoplifting arrest ended with two women facing drug charges Wednesday.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 31-year old Margaret Baldwin of Agnes Street in Rome stole $20 worth of adult diapers from the East Rome Walmart.

She was charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.

However, police say Baldwin was also in possession of a bag of methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe, which she handed off to another woman, identified as 36-year old Sandra Jean Baldwin of an Avenue D address in Lindale.

Both women were then charged with possession of meth and possession of drug-related objects.

 

Report: Parolee had drugs, firearm

January 10, 2019--9:43 a.m.

FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS

An Adairsville man is lodged in the Floyd County Jail charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug-related objects, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to jail records, 38-year old Matthew Doyle Fortenberry was arrested Wednesday after two pills, suspected to be hydrocodone, were found in the bedroom of his Adairsville Road home.

A blue straw containing a white, powder-like substance was located next to the pills.

In addition, there were .410 caliber shotgun shells in his nightstand and the firearm was under the bed in a different room.

Fortenberry is also being held on a parole violation.

 

Woman charged with meth possession

January 10, 2019--9:43 a.m.

FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS

A 33-year old Silver Creek woman was arrested Wednesday after drugs were reportedly found during a probation search at her Raintree Drive residence.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Lauren Ashley Baxter was found in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.

She is charged with meth possession and a parole violation.
 

 

One person was airlifted another transported by ambulance following a two-vehicle wreck with entrapment on the East Rome Bypass at Turner Chapel Road Sunday.
A man is charged with felony criminal damage to property and a woman is charged with drug possession.
Rome City Schools would like to congratulate Cadet Aaron Loya of Rome High's AFJROTC on being selected as one of the 150 cadets to attend the Air Force JROTC Flight Academy.
It will be the last total lunar eclipse viewable in our area until May 15, 2022, and the Tellus Science Museum will be holding an entire slate of events to celebrate.
A man is charged with aggravated sodomy while another is charged with cocaine possession.
Floyd County Police were dispatched to an area off Lindsey Road, which is off Highway 27 North at around 3:44 p.m. Friday after a body was discovered.
The event is coming up March 16.
According to Calhoun Police reports, store video showed four suspects enter Calhoun Food and Tobacco on North Wall Street just before 1 a.m. Friday.
Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.
A 57-year old Cedartown man was killed in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 27 South and Adams Road Friday morning.