Court: Open container leads to meth bust near Sixth Avenue

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 10, 2014 

A red plastic cup allegedly containing alcohol sparked police's discovery Thursday of at least 25 grams of methamphetamine Thursday, according to court testimony.

Stephanie Day, 36, and Christopher Wrenn, 38, faced charges of possession of methamphetamine, controlled substances within 1000 feet of a school and possession of drug related objects during a Friday morning Recorder's Court hearing.

Wrenn additionally faced an open container charge, while Day faced a no state tag charge.

According to the Muscogee County Jail, Day also goes by the surname of Washington.

Officer Ray Harralson stopped Wrenn and Day near the intersection of 38th Street and Sixth Avenue Thursday at about 1:50 p.m. after he noticed that Day's 2008 Ford Taurus was missing a state tag.

While speaking with Day and Wrenn, Harralson spotted a red plastic cup with what appeared to be alcohol inside. He asked about the cup, at which point Wrenn allegedly claimed possession.

Harralson asked both occupants to exit the vehicle so he could perform a search.

In the center console, he found a pill bottle filled with a brown substance that later reportedly tested positively for meth. A report estimated the amount of meth to be 1 gram.

Two drug pipes were found in Day's purse, Harralson said.

In the trunk, Harralson said he located more plastic baggies, some with meth residue, a grinder, digital scales and more drug pipes.

The total value of the drugs found during the search was not given during the hearing.

When asked about the drugs, Wrenn and Day said that Day's husband planted the drugs to retaliate against their relationship, Harralson told the court. Day and Wrenn are dating, he said.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Day and Wrenn's bond at $6,250.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the amount of meth found.

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