Hashish, a resin extracted from cannabis, was discovered by Summerville policeman during a roadblock on Eash Washington Street on Saturday night.
A black 2013 Nissan Altima pulled up to the roadblock around 11:30 p.m. and officers immediately noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officer Jo Strickland asked the driver, 24-year-old Ashton Copeland, of 119 Sage Brush Lane, in Summerville, if she had marijuana in the vehicle. Ashton said she had “some roaches” in the car.
“Ms. Copeland handed me an ashtray containing approximately 12 rolled marijuana cigarettes. I then asked Ms. Copeland if she had anything else in the vehicle because I was going to conduct a search and honesty would help. Ms. Copeland stated there was nothing else in the car,” Officer Strickland reported.
When asked to get out of the vehicle, Copeland began “frantically digging in the front console,” and she placed something in her right jacket pocket, the officer reported. They told her to hand whatever it was over. It turned out to be two clear plastic vials of suspected THC oil made for a vape pen.
“One vial was marked Kandy Krush and the other Pineapple Express. I asked Ms. Copeland if it was THC oi and she stated it was. When asked why she hid the vials, she stated she knew it was a felony and did not want to go to jail. Ms. Copeland advised me that she had purchased the vials in Rome from a dealer that frequents her work,” Officer Stricklin reported.
Copeland was arrested for possession of hashish and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to jail reports.