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Police: Rome woman hid cocaine down her pants

A Rome woman who allegedly tried to hide suspected cocaine and marijuana down her pants was behind bars at the Floyd County Jail on Sunday.

According to Rome police and jail records:

Tanisha Rechelle Smith, 25, of 207 E. 14th St., was arrested by Rome police officers shortly after noon Sunday. She was charged with felony possession of cocaine as well as misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and driving without insurance.

Around 11:55 a.m., a patrol officer noticed Smith speeding in her 2001 Honda Accord on Crane Street before she turned onto East 12th Street. The officer followed the Accord and asked 911 dispatchers to run her tag for proof of registration and insurance.

Dispatchers said there wasn’t valid insurance on Smith’s car, and the officer pulled her over.

Noticing a smell of marijuana coming from Smith’s car, the officer searched the Accord and found a small amount of suspected marijuana particles in the driver’s seat.

Before taking Smith to jail, the officer asked her in the patrol car if she had any other drugs or contraband. Smith then admitted that she had stuffed a small snuff container in her bra and then moved it down into her pants while she was handcuffed.

The officer let Smith retrieve the container, which held two small baggies — one with suspected marijuana and one with six small rocks of suspected cocaine.

Smith remained jailed late Sunday without bond.

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