Lex and Ash

Floyd County Police Department and Rome Police Department caninesLt. Lex and Ash found more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine this week. That amount of drugs has a street value of more than $160,000.

Floyd County and Rome police dogs sniffed out a cache of 3 pounds, 5.8 ounces of meth during a traffic stop on Alabama Highway.

After Cindy Marie Sharpe was pulled over at the Citgo near Woods Road, Sgt. Shea Hovers with the Floyd County Police Department said he and a Rome police officer were asked by the Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force to have their dogs check out the car.

At first, Rome police Pfc. Josh Glover’s canine Ash alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. They searched it but found nothing, so Hovers had his canine Lt. Lex take a sniff.

“Sometimes the dogs will indicate on a residual odor,” Hovers said.

That wasn’t the case Wednesday afternoon. They looked a little more and noticed a plastic bag containing a gallon bag in the trunk. And that bag contained over 3 pounds of methamphetamine — police valued the drugs at over $160,000.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Sharpe, 62, of 639 Elliot Drive, remained in jail without bond Thursday, charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and trafficking methamphetamine.

She is also charged with misdemeanor failure to maintain a single lane.

Roman Records editor Blake Silvers contributed to this report.

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