Polk County Sheriff K9 unit assists in Meth Arrest

March 23rd, 2021 – 3:05 PM

The Rockmart Police Department –

The Rockmart Police Department has thanked the Polk County Sheriffs Office for sharing a K-9 unit that assisted in taking dangerous drugs off the streets .

According to a press release from the Rockmart Police Department: “On Monday, March 22, 2021, at approximately 12:56 pm, Officer Jones, Rockmart Police Department, stopped a 2016 Dodge Pickup driven by Richard Wallace on First Avenue at Clearwater St. During the stop, Corporal Stewart, Polk County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 handler, assisted.

During the assist from Corporal Stewart, K-9 Thor alerted that narcotics were in the vehicle.

Richard Wallace and Misty Hamrick, a passenger in the vehicle, were placed under arrest upon the discovery of methamphetamine in the vehicle and in Hamrick’s purse.

The methamphetamine weight was found to be well over the threshold for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, which if convicted, carries a minimum prison sentence.

Additionally, there was a number of paraphernalia items found in the possession of Wallace and Hamrick.

Richard Wallace was charged with the following:
Trafficking in Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime
Possession of Drug Related Objects
Driving in a Suspended License

Misty Hamrick was charged with the following:
Possession of Methamphetamine”

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