Shoplifting suspicion leads to drug arrest

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By Patrick Yost

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A shopping trip at Rutledge’s Dollar General store ended with multiple drug charges against a Conyers woman.

Kayla Llaylon Matias, 30, faces charges of possession of marijuana, less than an ounce; possession and use of drug related objects; possession of methamphetamine, possession of Ecstasy; possession of Clonazepam; prescription drugs not in their original container and giving a false name to law enforcement officers.

According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Matias was arrested on Wednesday, April 15 at approximately 2 p.m. after a Morgan County deputy was called to Dollar General regarding a suspected shoplifter.

Reports state that the Dollar General manager alleged that Matias had shoplifted from the store in the past and he wanted her trespassed from the store. Matias was located in the store by the deputy and she and a male companion were ask ed to step outside.

Once outside, reports state, the male companion gave deputies permission to search a black Honda the couple allegedly used to drive to the store. Inside the vehicle deputies initially found a clear glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue. A deputy found a pink makeup pouch in the vehicle that allegedly contained used needles, suspected methamphetamine, Ecstasy and a plastic bag of suspected marijuana.

During the search, reports state, Matias allegedly gave the deputies a false name. She later gave deputies her real name and deputies learned that Matias had two Morgan County arrest bench warrants against her. A female deputy searched Matias and allegedly found two Clonazepam pills in an Ibuprofen bottle.

During transport to the Morgan County Detention Center, Matias allegedly told a deputy that the items found inside the vehicle belonged to her and that her male companion had no knowledge of the items. 

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