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Dowelltown women face drug charges
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has charged two Dowelltown women with drug offenses, with more arrests in the case expected soon.Belinda Harriett Harness, 53, and 35-year-old Lisa Michelle Porterfield were arrested on Aug. 13 and charged with possession of drugs for resale.Harness faces two counts of possession of a Schedule II drug (Dilaudid and methamphetamine) for resale.In addition to the criminal charges, Harness was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a Schedule III drug (Hydrocodone).Porterfield was charged with one count of possession of a Schedule II drug for resale (Dilaudid).She was also cited for driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a search warrant served at Porterfield’s home after drug detectives made controlled drug buys from the location revealed illegal pills, hypodermic needles, and paraphernalia.A digital camera, four cell phones, $123 in cash taken from Harness, a baggie containing a white rock which field tested positive for methamphetamine, two pieces of burned aluminum foil, a bottle of water which was believed to be used to dilute the pills so they could be injected, four straws, a spoon, four Hydrocodone pills, and a box containing eight needles, 21 yellow Dilaudid pills, a 2003 Ford Explorer belonging to Harness and $147 taken from Porterfield were seized during the raid.Harness was allegedly at the residence when deputies arrived to execute the search warrant.Harness allegedly produced a bottle containing 21 pills, believed to be Dilaudid, from a body cavity.Porterfield was arrested last Monday during a traffic stop on King Ridge Road.A deputy with prior knowledge that her license were suspended pulled Porterfield over and found her to be driving a vehicle belonging to Belinda Harness.Porterfield reportedly gave the officer consent to search.The deputy allegedly found in her purse were a pill bottle containing four pills believed to be Dilaudid, one needle, two straws, and $147 in cash.A computer check confirmed her drivers license was suspended, and she was arrested and taken to the jail.Harness’ bond is $30,000 and she will be in court on August 30.Porterfield’s bond is $25,000 and she will be in court August 30Monique Annette Godinez, 43, was charged with being a fugitive from justice on Aug. 17.The sheriff said that said that Godinez was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a traffic violation, when a computer check of her name and Social Security number through the National Crime Information Center revealed that she was wanted in Ada County, Idaho for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.Her bond is $50,000 and she will be in court on Aug. 23.The sheriff's department also made four DUI arrests last week.Mark Anthony England, 52 was charged with a second offense of driving under the influence on Aug. 13.He was further cited for violation of the registration law and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). A deputy dispatched to Midway Road to investigate a report of a reckless driver reportedly met a vehicle driven by England.He had allegedly run off the road several times before coming to a stop in the middle of the highway.England reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol.His prior DUI offense was June 9, 2011.