PTC teen’s drug operation busted

Tue, 08/14/2007 - 4:33pm
By: John Munford

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

Peachtree City police Thursday arrested a 16-year-old boy 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 and more than $1,600 in cash, along with miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and alcoholic beverages, police said. The teen had been enrolled at McIntosh High School but was withdrawn from there after the arrest, police said.

The home is located just south of Windgate Road and east of Peachtree Parkway South, close to Huddleston Pond.

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 offenders ages 16 and under.

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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