An Eastside High School student and a Dollar General employee were arrested Monday evening after being caught smoking marijuana in the city cemetery.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to the cemetery regarding possible drug activity. When they arrived, they found 17-year-old Amber Lynn White sitting on a gravestone that was partially hidden by trees. They also immediately noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area she was seated in.
As they got closer to White, they also noticed 20-year-old Andrew William Hill waving his hands in the air (as if trying to clear the air) and standing behind some trees. Both were placed in handcuffs and officers asked them where their marijuana was.
"Both Hill and White acted as if they were unaware of what I was talking about," reads the report. "They denied any involvement in smoking marijuana or possessing marijuana. However, I was able to look more closely at White and noticed a green leafy substance on her shirt near her neck."
After searching the area the couple had been located in, officers found a small tin with marijuana inside.
Hill had an outstanding warrant for burglary. Both were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce and transported to the Newton County Detention Center.