JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Bond has been set at $25,000 for a state social worker who police said was carrying illegal drugs while she was driving a client to a group home.
Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen has said 38-year-old Ericka Thompson was stopped Saturday for a tag violation when an officer smelled marijuana. Allen has said the officer searched the car and also found small amounts of cocaine and Oxycontin.
WGCL-TV recorded Thompson's court appearance Sunday. The judge said Thompson, a Henry County Division of Family and Children Services employee, is charged with DUI, drug possession and driving with an expired tag.
Thompson said she'll be able to make bond, and a preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 14.
The judge said that he would appoint an attorney to represent her.