After traffic stop woman, 37, swallows drugs, goes to hospital, then to jail


A woman who tried to conceal drugs from law enforcement by swallowing them found herself in the hospital a short time later, then in jail.

The incident in question began with a traffic stop the morning of Jan. 12, according to a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The suspect then swallowed the drugs and gave two false names to deputies during the traffic stop. Her actions created a medical condition that necessitated her transport to Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Kimberly Sinclair, 37, of McDonough faces a felony charge of tampering with evidence as well as two charges of giving a false name to an officer and one count of obstruction of an officer, according to the Fayette County Jail log.

Elsewhere in the county, deputies responded Jan. 14 to a residence on North Fayette Drive where a woman had been in a physical altercation with a man she lives with, according to the FCSO spokesman. It occurred in front of children and the suspect damaged some property in the home.

The charges listed against Anna Howard, 24, of Fayetteville include two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree and one count each of criminal trespass, battery/family violence and simple battery over 65.

A man facing drug and weapon charges owes his arrest to a defective tag light. A Jan. 16 traffic stop for that reason at Hwy. 92 and Gentle Doe Drive led deputies to discover that the suspect was armed and had marijuana.

Lorenzo Preston, 28, of Union City was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, which is a felony. He was also charged with marijuana possession, driving with a suspended license and the tag light violation.

Authorities were on the lookout for a vehicle involved in an incident in Fairburn, and FCSO deputies spotted it Jan. 17 and pulled it over. That led to the suspect’s arrest on drug charges.

Alissa Ackerson, 35, of Tyrone faces one felony drug count and one count of possession/use of drug-related objects, according to the jail log.