CONYERS -- A vehicle that had been stolen and left with inoperable taillights led to the arrests of a man and woman on drug charges.
According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Ashley Beth Cagle, 23, of 1970 Gleaton Road, Conyers, and Milton James Forkey, 26, of 50 Sheppard Drive, Covington, were arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after they were pulled over at West Avenue for driving on Interstate 20 eastbound without taillights.
Cagle, who was driving, told the arresting deputy that her Ford Mustang had previously been stolen and that the thieves had blown several fuses. She said her taillights did not work nor did the dash lights. She showed the deputy a small flashlight she had been using to see her speedometer while driving.
According to the incident report, Cagle appeared extremely nervous, while Forkey was lying back in the passenger seat and appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug.
When asked if she had anything in the car that she shouldn't have, Cagle reported said she didn't and gave officers permission to search the car. A glass pipe containing what appeared to be drug residue was found on the floorboard, tucked between the passenger seat and door.
After questioning by officers, Cagle reportedly admitted that she had hidden Forkey's drugs inside her bra. She handed over a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be methamphetamine, according to the incident report.
Cagle was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession and use of drug-related objects and driving without taillights. Forkey was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects.