Rossville pair arrested on fentanyl charges after DUI hit-and-run in Chattooga County

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On December 7th, 2022, at 9:07 AM, Deputy Tanner Railey assisted GSP Sgt. Harris on a traffic stop on Highway 27 on Taylor’s Ridge. According to the report, “The reason for the stop was for a BOLO vehicle striking a roadway sign on Highway 27 and Scott Hill Road then leaving the scene of the accident. The vehicle at Sgt. Harris’s traffic stop matched the vehicle description given by the 911 caller.” Deputy Railey spoke with Trooper Harris, who advised that the driver admitted to striking the roadway sign and leaving the scene. Deputy Railey reported, “[I] approached the driver of the vehicle (Melissa Sue Millsaps, 42, of Rossville) and asked her why she had left the scene of the accident, and she advised that she was scared and did not know what else to do. The passenger of the vehicle (Jessica Nichole Guice Rosson, 33, of Rossville) was sitting inside the vehicle when [I] spoke with her and asked her why did they leave the scene of the accident, and she stated that they did not know what else to do. [I] asked Mrs. Millsaps if there were any illegal items inside the vehicle, and she stated, “not that I know of”, [I] then asked consent to search her purse, to which she gave consent. Further into the investigation, [I] spoke with Mrs. Rosson and asked her if she had anything illegal inside the vehicle, and she advised “no”, [I] asked consent to search the vehicle, to which Mrs. Rosson gave consent. Inside the vehicle lying on the passenger seat, [I] located a green crown royal bag, and inside the bag was a metal cheetah print container and a black memo book that contained aluminum foil. Inside the container was a clear plastic bag that contained a black substance that field tested positive for Fentanyl.” Deputy Railey then located a fake red bull can that was lying between the passenger side door and seat. Inside the fake red bull can were nine white square packages that contained Buprenorphine and Naloxone sublingual films, half of an orange pill suspected to be Methadone, and an aluminum foil that contained a black substance that field tested positive for Fentanyl. Both Rosson and Millsaps stated that red bull could not belong to either one of them. Millsaps was booked into Chattooga County and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, failure to maintain lane, failure to report an accident, giving false information to officers, driving with a suspended or revoked license, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, two counts of possession of a Schedule II substance and possession of a Schedule III substance. Rosson is charged with possession of a Schedule II substance.

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