A police officer who responded to a 911 hang up at a Winder residence left with suspected marijuana.
On Feb. 7, 2012, an officer responded to 1468 Box Circle in Winder. Upon approaching the front door of the residence, the officer smelled an odor of marijuana. The occupant who answered the door, Deborah Ray, said she was on the phone and had unknowingly dialed 9-1-1.
When the officer asked about the smell of marijuana, the resident reportedly admitted to smoking the drug and said, "I have several joints inside the residence," before volunteering to turn over smoked marijuana joints to the officer, according to an incident report. The resident also agreed to let the officer search her home, "but please don't destroy my house," she said.
During the search, the resident handed over a clear sandwich bag containing burned marijuana cigarettes.
When the officer asked Ray if she had any more marijuana in the residence, she responded, "There might be a little bit in my daughter's room."
Ray's 22-year-old daughter gave the officer a metal pipe with burned residue and a small, clear bag containing a green, leafy substance that smelled like marijuana.
Ray was given a citation for possession of marijuana less one ounce and was instructed to appear in court.
The drugs-related items were placed in a clear evidence/property bag and taken to the to be tested and destroyed.