Friday, Sept. 2, 2005
Woman, McIntosh student arrested for drug sales
By JOHN MUNFORD
A Peachtree City woman has been arrested for giving prescription medication to a McIntosh High School student for sale to other students, police said.
Cynthia A. Manley, 47, who lives on Pebblestump Point in Peachtree City, was arrested Tuesday for unlawful manufacture, distribution or sale of a non-controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.
The student, whose name has not been released, has been charged through the Fayette County Juvenile Court. The student no longer is enrolled at McIntosh, according to Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, spokesperson for the Fayette County School System.
Police are tracking down all students who purchased the pills, which were sold for $2 to $5 each, said Peachtree City Police Chief James Murray. It was not clear Thursday afternoon whether or not the drugs had been sold on campus or off campus, Murray said.
I think it maybe could be a one-time thing, Murray said.
School officials initially confiscated the pills after receiving information about the student having the contraband on campus, Berry-Dreisbach said.
Police said Manley told the student that the pills were generic Vicodin, a narcotic that contains hydrocodone, but they were actually Naproxen, which is classified as a dangerous drug. One example of another dangerous drug would be prescription Tylenol, he said.
Manley told the student she wanted to receive brand-name Vicodin in return.
It is appalling that we have an adult living here who would do that, Murray said.
Murray said the case was a good example of how locating a resource officer in local schools pays off. The investigation began quickly, he said.
Copyright 2005-Fayette Publishing, Inc.