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Cartersville woman allegedly hid drugs in underwear

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Police in Cartersville arrested a woman who allegedly hid a pipe and two Xanex pills in her underwear.

On January 22, an officer made a traffic stop on Joe Frank Harris Parkway.

While searching the car, Sgt. Hawley was performing a safety pat down on the passenger, Melanie Gwen Hartness.

The officer said he observed a bulge coming from Hartness' crotch area.

Hartness told the officer she was wearing a menstrual pad. After further questioning she admitted that she had stuffed something in her underwear, according to reports.

Hartness then pulled out a pipe and two Xanex pills, according to the officer.

Hartness was arrested and charged with pills not in original container, tools of a crime, and possession of a schedule IV drug.

Hartness was taken to the Cartersville Police Department for processing then taken to the Bartow County Jail for lodging.

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