Robbery report results in meth arrest

Two Augusta women who reported an armed robbery were arrested Sunday after police said they found the women to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Tiffany Lee Gardenhire, 32, told deputies responding to Travelodge at 3039 Washington Road that she was assaulted by a heavyset black male, known only as Nick, and a black female shortly after her roommate left for breakfast.

Gardenhire said she was pinned down on the bed by the woman, and that the man held a knife to her throat and demanded money. The two stole $100 from Gardenhire’s purse and left in a light blue Ford Ranger, the report said.

Deputies noticed a small bag of meth in plain view on a table, the report said. Af­ter field testing confirmed it was meth, they arrested Garden­hire and her roommate, Marcie Tannis Reeves, on charges of possession of meth with intent to distribute.

Gardenhire later decided against pursuing the armed robbery case.

 

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