PTC teen’s drug operation busted

Mon, 08/13/2007 - 9:22am
By: John Munford

Police find $1,600 cash and ‘large quantity’ of marijuana

Peachtree City police arrested a 16-year-old teen Thursday afternoon who is suspected of packaging marijuana for distribution, police said.

The arrest came after police were summoned to a home on Moss Hill Court after the suspect attacked his mother when she tried to take a suspicious bag from him, police said.

Police searched the home and found “a large quantity” of marijuana along with more than $1,600 in cash, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and alcoholic beverages, police said.

The preliminary investigation showed that the suspect was packaging the marijuana for distribution, police said.

The suspect, whose name was withheld by police because of his age, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, battery (family violence), underage possession of alcohol, possession of hashish oil and possession of drug-related objects, police said.

The mother received minor cuts and bruising in the altercation which took place after 3 p.m., police said. The suspect was taken to a Regional Youth Detention Center, the equivalent of a jail for young offenders.

Police said the search of the home was assisted by the canine unit of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on this incident or others is asked to call the city’s criminal investigations division at 770-631-2510 or the crime and narcotics information hotline at 770-487-6010. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Submitted by too bad on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 7:49pm.

maybe the reason everyone is so hush hush is cause he is chocolate? If he was cream they would have fried him and put his name in the paper....some people have all the 'rights'

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 8:14am.

You know, you are dangerous!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 7:59am.

Yeah, right!

Submitted by PTCitizen on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 8:05pm.

I'm really not sure what kind of idiotic theory that post was based on, but its wrong. Nothing with this story seems to be hush hush anyway. Even if it was, I know the family and they are white. Case closed.

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Submitted by Git Real on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:29pm.

We expect this piece of human debris to be locked up for a very long time and given the maximum. No stinky plea deals with your supporters. No sympathy anything. Punish him!

Otherwise this case will become one your campaign icons.


"That man was Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard".


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Submitted by Tug13 on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 1:11pm.

Git, I saw a guy the other night wearing a Rudjard Hayes for D A shirt!
When do we get our Git for D A shirts? Smiling

Submitted by skyspy on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 10:59am.

Scotty don't drop the ball on this one. This brat should be charged as an adult. You are a DA remeber......GAME FACE!
I saw this in the ajc. Sat. morning. I thought for sure that age 16 they could release the name. That was just one very small dent in the teen drug use here.

Good job to the cops and the police dog.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:26pm.

Yes, obviously drug use goes on, but to call it typical is degrading to all the kids/parents who are not involved.

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