According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On November 19th, 2022, at 1:03 AM, OFC. Quijada was dispatched to 1964 Pleasant Valley Road in reference to a suspicious box truck and a blue in color van parked in a private driveway. The complainant advised the officer that the drive way is private and that nobody should be in the driveway at 1:00 am in the morning. Officer Quijada reported, “[I] then drove approximately half a mile into the driveway were [I] was able to observe a box truck and a blue in color van which was occupied by two males who were later identified as Mr. Faron Antwone Burke, 33, of Rome, and Mr. Austin Chase Parsons, 33, of Rome. [I] proceeded to order both males out of the vehicle and proceeded to pat down their outer clothing for weapons. Mr. Parsons stated that his mother lives down the road and stated that the reason they were parked on the driveway is because the box truck is 12 feet tall and is to big to fit in his mothers drive way. [I] asked Mr. Parsons and Mr. Burke how long they been parked in the driveway to which they both replied about an hour. While talking to Mr. Burke and Mr. Parsons, [I] could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. [I] asked Mr. Burke and Mr. Parsons if there was any marijuana in the vehicle to which both stated that there was nothing illegal in the vehicle. [I] proceeded to advise both Mr. Burke and Mr. Parsons that [I] was going to conduct a search in the vehicle due to the strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior.” While searching the vehicle Officer Quijada located baggies of marijuana, meth, along with an orange prescription bottle which contained meth and a large baggie with meth. Officer Quijada was also able to locate a small plastic container with marijuana and a small baggie with ecstasy pills. Parsons then stated that the vehicle belonged to Burke and stated that he wanted a lawyer. Burke stated that the drugs that were found in his vehicle were not his also. Both Burke and Parsons were transported to the Floyd County Jail charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug related objects. Burke was also charged with felony parole violation.
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