published : 2023-10-15

Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust, Guns Found Near Rehab Center and Daycare

Nakyla Morman Arrested on Nine Felony Charges including Trafficking

A traffic officer conducting a routine stop, captured with a Nikon D850.

A routine traffic stop in Georgia takes a shocking turn as police uncover a multitude of drugs and weapons.

Nakyla Morman, a 33-year-old woman, was pulled over on October 10th for driving a vehicle with an expired license plate.

During the traffic stop, an officer made a startling discovery: hidden within Morman's possession were various narcotics and two firearms.

Marietta Police Officer Chuck McPhilamy revealed the astonishing extent of the find, stating, "A plethora of drugs, from marijuana to methamphetamine to crack cocaine to powder cocaine."

Included in the disturbing array of narcotics was an item known as a "crack cookie."

Authorities believe Morman to be the owner of the vehicle and swiftly arrested her on the spot.

Close-up of drugs and firearms found during the traffic stop, captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

As a result, she now faces a staggering nine felony charges, including trafficking, intent to distribute, and possession of firearms.

The photograph released by the police department showcases the illicit substances allegedly discovered in Morman's possession.

What makes this case even more alarming is the location in which the drugs were being transported.

The area surrounding the arrest is home to several daycares, multiple schools, and a substance recovery center known as The Zone.

Daniel Spinney, the director of program services at The Zone, expressed his distress, stating, "She's just destroying other lives."

"To be able to come this close, we have daycares and schools in the area and the recovery center, and they should feel safe," Spinney further added.

A daycare surrounded by a peaceful neighborhood, ensuring the safety of children, taken with a Sony Alpha a7 III.

Fortunately, the police were able to swiftly apprehend Morman, and she is currently being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Marietta Police Chief Marty Ferrell took the opportunity to remind the public of the importance of vigilance, stating, "This should serve as a good reminder that trouble can hide in plain sight."

He encouraged everyone to practice situational awareness and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

The ramifications of this incident extend far beyond one individual's arrest, as it highlights the need for enhanced awareness and collective responsibility in ensuring community safety.