Adairsville Police recently arrested two people on and around I-75 on drug-related charges after stopping their vehicles because of suspected motor vehicle violations.

Chelsea Megan Ellsworth, 21, of Rossville was arrested on the side of I-75 after being stopped for no tag light, while Roger Bailey, 31, of Plainville was arrested on the side of Ga. Hwy. 140 near I-75 for a vehicle tag violation, the city police department reported.

On May 16 around 3:51 a.m. an Adairsville attempted to stop the driver of a Nissan truck for the vehicle not having a tag light and for not utilizing its turn signal.

After police followed the vehicle on to I-75, an officer contacted the driver, Ellsworth, and “she immediately began to reach around in the vehicle in a suspicious manner,” a news release stated.

“Ms. Ellsworth also gave officers conflicting information about where she was coming from and where she was going.

“Officers then had Ms. Ellsworth exit the vehicle when she began to try to conceal an object in her hand by stuffing the object into her pants.

“After numerous directions to place her hands where officers could see them Ms. Ellsworth was handcuffed and searched.

“Officer located a small plastic bag containing a white powdery substance in her hand which was later found to be suspected cocaine. Officers also located a cut off drinking straw containing a white powdery residue and a set of digital scales, also which were covered in a white powdery residue.”

Officers arrested Ellsworth and transported her to the Bartow County Jail.

She faces numerous charges, including possession of cocaine and drug-related objects.

In a separate incident May 14 at 11:21 p.m., an Adairsville officer stopped a Dodge Ram pickup truck on Ga. Hwy. 140 near the I-75 on ramp after finding that its tag was registered to a Ford Explorer.

The driver, identified as Bailey, did not have the proper paperwork for the vehicle in which he was driving, and was driving on a suspended license for failure to appear in court, a news release stated.

“A search of the vehicle after his arrest resulted in finding methamphetamine, two devices used to smoke methamphetamine, numerous plastic baggies, and a (.22-caliber) Derringer pistol.”

Bailey was arrested and transported to the Bartow County Jail. He faces numerous charges including possession of methamphetamine, concealing the identity of a vehicle, possession of drug related objects.


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