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Augusta woman arrested after deputy finds pot, pills

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:34 PM
Last updated Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:31 AM
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An Augusta woman was arrested Tuesday on possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute clonazepam and lorazepam.

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Deputy Richard Justice responded to 1813 Hicks Street in reference to a claim that Hope Surry, 25, had stolen her mother’s purse and car keys, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The officer found 3.7 grams of marijuana under a bed in the home, the report said.

After finding the missing purse, Deputy Justice also located an orange pill bottle with no label. Justice opened the bottle and noticed three different types of pills, according to the report.

Justice found 39 clonazepam, weighing 4.5 grams, and 106 lorazepam, weighing 15.2 grams.

Surry said the pills belonged to “some guy named Harold” and she was just holding them for him, the report said.

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corgimom 04/24/14 - 04:53 am
Gosh darn those people that

Gosh darn those people that want other people to hold pills for them!

nocnoc 04/24/14 - 05:41 am
I hate to say this

Unless the RCSO deputy had the ADULT Hope Surry's direct permission to search her own room.....

She may fall under the Tenant/Landlord rule for searches, even tho it was her mother.

So there is a chance she may walk.

It all depends on the PC, the lawyer and the actual facts.
An most of all IF she can prove she paid rent or upkeep.
A landlord may not give a valid consent for police to search a renter's home, the renter having a superior right to possession at least for the duration of the agreed rental period. (Chapman v. United States (1961) 365 U.S. 610, [5 L.Ed.2nd 828]; People v. Roman (1991) 227 Cal.App.3rd 674.)

corgimom 04/24/14 - 06:41 am
No, not if it was the

No, not if it was the mother's house. A person that owns the house can give the police permission to search the entire house, it's their property, regardless of who lives there.

And she wasn't paying rent. No way is she a renter or a tenant, she is just a sorry person sponging off of her parent.

Bizkit 04/24/14 - 09:00 am
Mom can't handle her child

Mom can't handle her child that stole her purse and car keys? No wonder there is a problem. Can't the Mom be charged too since it is her house and the drugs found in her home?

daphne3520 04/24/14 - 10:20 am
The Mick
The Mick 04/24/14 - 08:30 pm
Harold is at it again!

Harold is at it again!

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