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Jessica Flannery.
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Melody J. Leman
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April Sizemore.

Ringgold, Ga., police arrested three women last week, saying they were trafficking methamphetamine.

The arrests happened around 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 8. Officer Brison Strickland said he saw a Chevrolet Malibu drive by him on Interstate 75 and he believed the car's windows were tinted too dark.

He pulled the car over and found three women inside: Jessica Kathryn Flannery, 25; Melody Jacqueline Lemar, 36; and April Nicole Sizemore, 29. Strickland said they began doing things that made him suspicious.

First, he said, they lit cigarettes. He figured they were trying to hide the smell of something else. Next, he said, they seemed nervous. They wouldn't make eye contact.

Sizemore, the driver, told Strickland they were driving from Atlanta to Kentucky. She said she had been visiting her friend, E.J. She did not know E.J.'s last name, according to Strickland's report.

"I asked April if there was anything illegal inside of her vehicle," he wrote, "and she then stated the vehicle was not hers, and if there was anything illegal inside of the vehicle, it did not belong to her. While speaking with April I could tell that she was very nervous and still would not make eye contact."

When Strickland asked Lemar if there was anything illegal inside the car, she responded, "It shouldn't be."

Strickland then questioned Flannery.

"Be honest with me," he said he told her.

Flannery cried, according to the report. She handed Strickland a grocery bag. Inside that bag, he found two Ziploc bags containing what looked like methamphetamine.

"I then advised Jessica that I appreciated her being honest with me," Strickland wrote. "I asked Jessica who's [sic] methamphetamine was it and she stated that she did not know."

Ringgold police charged all three women with trafficking in methamphetamine. The department also charged Sizemore with giving a false name, driving on a suspended license and driving with a light-reducing material affixed to the car's windows.

The police report did not specify how much meth was found.

Lemar and Flannery remained in the Catoosa County Jail on Wednesday afternoon without bond. Sizemore is not at the jail. A booking officer said she did not know when Sizemore left.

Sizemore did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Contact staff writer Tyler Jett at 423-757-6476 or tjett@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @LetsJett.

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