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Crash Leads Police to Drugs, Paraphernalia
Posted on: 11/20/2012
By  Kylie Smith

An investigation into a car crash led police to over $1,000 worth of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

A traffic crash report came in to Marietta Police around 2:30 a.m. Monday after  20-year-old Courtney Cunningham of 116 Ingleside Avenue, drove her 2003 Ford Escape into a parked Toyota pickup in the 800 block of Phillips Street.

Given probable cause by Cunningham's apparent intoxicated state, police had K-9 Diego sniff Cunningham’s vehicle, and he alerted for the presence of drugs. According to Captain Jeff Waite, items found included a bag containing several marijuana pipes and clear plastic baggies, unidentified pills and $354 in cash.

The man whose truck Cunningham ran into, also handed over a backpack she had tried to dispose of in his house. Waite says it contained a gallon-sized plastic bag of marijuana.

Cunningham is currently charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI) and failure to control. Waite says additional drug charges will likely be presented to a grand jury.

Cunningham’s vehicle sustained functional damage to the front end and had to be towed off scene.

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