While on patrol Christmas Eve, a Winder police officer noticed a Nissan riding the center lines on Brookview Terrace. After the vehicle continued to move into the other lane, the officer made a traffic stop.
The driver of the Nissan, Grethen Sherman, told the officer she had no license. Officers determined her license had been suspended for failure to appear in court.
While questioning Sherman, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and then explained that they were going to search the vehicle.
Sherman explained that she had smoked marijuana in the vehicle about an hour prior.
Officers asked Sherman if they would find narcotics inside the vehicle and Sherman told them no.
Upon inspection of the car, officers found a small amount of marijuana in the ashtray along with other small amounts throughout the vehicle.
Officers questioned both Sherman and her passenger about the marijuana but neither claimed ownership until after they were both handcuffed at which point Sherman claimed the marijuana belonged to her.
While waiting on someone to pick up the vehicle Sherman asked if she could have a cigarette and the officers obliged and handed her cigarettes to her from her pocket.
While holding the pack officers noticed two small blue pills with imprints of butterflies on them. Officers explained to Sherman that they had reason to believe the pills were ecstasy, at which point Sherman began to cry and claimed the cigarettes belonged to someone else.
Sherman was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.