According to a Fort Oglethorpe police report:
Officer Kevin Shadwick pulled over a black Ford Explorer on Battlefield Parkway on June 11 because music coming from the SUV was loud enough to be heard 300 feet away. The law says anything over 100 feet is illegal.
When Shadwick asked for the license of the driver Robert Joseph Moore, he produced a Tennessee identification card. A woman, Marjorie Grace Miller, was is in the passenger seat.
Moore’s license came back suspended, and Shadwick arrested him for driving with a suspended license and for playing his music too loud.
Officer Mitchell Moore arrived on the scene and spoke to the Miller, who owned the car.
She was attempting to place a green container under her seat, but instead placed it on the lever under the seat.
Officer Moore retrieved the bottle, which was in plain view, and found about an ounce of a substance that looked like marijuana, which added a drug charge to her charge of allowing someone to drive with a suspended license.
After placing Miller under arrest, a search of the car revealed a plastic container containing 10 round purple pills, which turned out to be 300 milligrams of morphine sulphate, a controlled narcotic.
Finding the pills added two more counts of having a prescription drug in the wrong container as well as possession of a controlled drug. Both were charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Both subjects were taken in custody. Later officers found a pill crusher with Miller, adding a charge for possession of drug-related objects.
Shadwick said he finds serious charges by routine stops like not wearing a seatbelt or playing music too loud.
“You make your luck,” he said.