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Henry, Clayton quartet face meth possession charges

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Elaine Rackley

erackey@henryherald.com

Four people waived their preliminary hearings in Henry County Magistrate Court Wednesday, after they were allegedly caught with methamphetamine, and codeine in their car.

They were arrested Tuesday, at 9:15 p.m., on Daniel Drive in Stockbridge, by Henry County Police Sgt. Steven Fowler. The sergeant, who also works with the Criminal Apprehension Gang Enforcement (CAGE) unit, wrote a number of illegal drug citations.

Nevada Herbert Burns, 40, of Lovejoy, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged as a "fugitive in state." There was a warrant issued for his arrest by Clayton County authorities, according to jail records.

"The accused did have in his possession a glass pipe with scale and a baggie containing methamphetamine residue... in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act," according to Burns' arrest warrant.

Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin set Burns' bond at $7,500.

Jessica Lynn Morgan, 27, of Hampton, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. "The accused was the rear passenger in a vehicle in which methamphetamine was located within arms reach of the accused, in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act," states Morgan's arrest warrant. Judge Godwin set her bond at $7,500.

Another passenger, Jessica Ashley Robinson, 27, of Williamson, Ga., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of a schedule III controlled substance.

"The accused did have in her possession a baggie and a pipe with methamphetamine residue, 2 soma pills, 1 codeine/aspirin pill, while being a passenger in a vehicle, in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act," according to Robinson's arrest warrant. Her bond was set at $15,000.

Michael Perkins, 34, of Jonesboro, the remaining occupant of the car, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, and driving with a suspended license.

"The accused was the driver in a vehicle in which methamphetamine was located in the floorboard of the driver's seat, in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act," according to the arrest warrant for Perkins. Judge Godwin set Perkins' bond at $12,000.

The judge bound all four cases over to Henry County's superior court.