Meth defendant takes the blame

By Kelsey Cochran


McDONOUGH — A woman jailed on meth charges implored a Henry County judge to exonerate her codefendant and hold her solely responsible for the drugs police found in her car.

Tanya Nalley, 40, of Highway 42 in Griffin was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license from the parking lot of a BP station located on South Zack Hinton Parkway.

According to her arrest warrant, police searched the vehicle after taking Nalley into custody and reported they found 3 grams of meth and a syringe in the center console of the car she was driving.

A second man, who was a passenger in the car with Nalley, was also charged with possession.

In a handwritten statement presented to Henry County Chief Magistrate Judge Robert L. Godwin in court Friday, Nalley took full responsibility for the incident, saying the man did not have any knowledge there was methamphetamine in the vehicle. She went on to say in the letter the codefendant did not plan to use the drug with her.

The judge dismissed the charges against him and Nalley's bond was set at $8,000.