Five are arrested in drug bust

Thu, 11/29/2007 - 4:00pm
By: Ben Nelms

Crime just does not pay. That fact of life was brought home only too clearly in recent days as Senoia Police made five arrests in two incidents only 10 days apart.

It was in the early morning hours Nov. 18 when Fayette County resident Sandra Scallion, 45, was arrested after a traffic stop at Ga. Highway 16 and Howard Road, according to Capt. Jason Edens. Scallion faces charges on possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and driving on a suspended license, Edens said. Scallion also had an active warrant outstanding for fraud in another county, he said.

Initially pulled over for having no tag on her vehicle, officers determined that Scallion was driving on a suspended license. A search of the vehicle revealed a brick of compressed marijuana totaling more than a pound, approximately one gram of suspected methamphetamine and approximately $14,500 in cash, Edens said. The cash was in $50 and $100 bills, Edens added.

Ten days earlier, a six-month investigation on two suspected drug houses culminated in the simultaneous execution of search warrants at 215 Main Street and 5 Coweta Street, said Edens. A total of nine people were initially taken into custody, with charges later preferred on four Senoia residents, he said.

Edens said those arrested, all in their early-to-mid 20s, included Teggie Maynard for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, Aaron Gates for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Ray Stanley for obstruction and Antron Davenport for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

A small quantity of marijuana was seized at the Main Street residence while 13 bags of marijuana and an undisclosed amount of suspected crack cocaine were seized on Coweta Street, said Edens.

Participating in the raids were Senoia officers, Senoia Special Operations Unit, Coweta Crime Suppression Unit and Fayetteville K-9 Unit.

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