An Alabama man and Georgia woman are in the Marion County Jail after being pulled over in Belleview while driving a stolen car with methamphetamine in their possession.
Terry Wayne Higgins, 47, of Bessemer, Ala., was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, fleeing police, resisting an officer without violence, and driving with a suspended license. Ginger Cooley Crosby, 44, of Lake Park, Ga., was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
On Sunday afternoon, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy observed a silver Chevy Cavalier with an Alabama license plate traveling south along the 8200 block of U.S. Highway 441. A computer check of the tag revealed the vehicle was stolen in Alabama, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The driver of the vehicle, Higgins, fled from deputies while the passenger, Crosby, was detained. While getting out of the car, Crosby fell to her butt with a cigarette pack in her left hand. She rolled to her left onto her stomach. She placed the cigarette pack in front of her and tried to stand up, the report said.
The deputy ordered Crosby to stay on the ground, and she complied. Crosby then tried to conceal the cigarette pack underneath her. When ordered to place her hands behind her back, she tried to grab the cigarette pack. Crosby was detained and placed in the back of the deputy’s patrol vehicle. The deputy located a plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance and the pack of cigarettes where Crosby had gotten out of the car, according to the report.
Crosby told the deputy that Higgins threw the cigarette pack at her before getting out of the vehicle and she didn’t know what was in it. She said she knew Higgins injects narcotics and has seen him do it. Crosby said she and Higgins were smoking cigarettes from the pack. When asked why she was trying to hide the cigarette pack, Crosby said she just really wanted a cigarette, the report said.
Higgins said he didn’t pass anything to Crosby and there was nothing in the vehicle. He later admitted the crystal-like substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine, was his. Higgins said the “ice” was in the cigarette pack that he and Crosby both smoke cigarettes from, according to the report.
Wiggins is being held on $18,000 bond, while Crosby is being held on $2,000 bond. They’re both scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on March 17.