On Saturday, 29 December at approximately 2:13 a.m. Corinth police officers were patrolling on Proper Street when they spotted a vehicle driving with an inoperable headlight and tag light and initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle turned onto Lee Street.
Two officers, Officer Pannell and Officer Oglesby pulled her over and she stated that she did not have her license with her and proceeded to provide her name, which was later determined to be a false identity belonging to a relative.
Officers noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view on the center console of the vehicle and saw the driver, Symetra Grizzard, dropping items under the front of the driver’s seat.
Officers then asked Ms. Grizzard to exit the vehicle to conduct their interview.
Ms. Grizzard was placed under arrest initially because there was an existing active warrant for the false identity that she provided and it was later determined that she had multiple active warrants under her real identity as well.
When the officers searched the driver area of the vehicle where they saw Ms. Grizzard dropping items under the seat, they found drug paraphernalia in the form of straws for snorting narcotics and portable digital scales with drug residue on it.
Officers also discovered a clear plastic baggy containing 5.8 grams of a white substance that field tested positive for Cocaine.
Ms. Grizzard was then transported to the Alcorn County Jail where her true identity was uncovered and she was booked in for numerous traffic violations, two active warrants, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Providing False Information to Law Enforcement. Ms Grizzard was later charged for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) and the narcotics were processed and delivered to the State Crime Lab for confirmation testing.
The felony drug case will be presented to an Alcorn County Grand Jury and the misdemeanor charges will be handled in Corinth Municipal Court
26-year-old Symetra Onesha Grizzard was charged with:
- Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Multiple Warrants
- Providing False Information to Law Enforcement
- No Driver’s License
- No Liability Insurance
- Improper Equipment