PTC police stake out 39-lb. pot delivery; pickup man arrested

Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:08pm
By: Cal Beverly

The marijuana courier business took a hit Friday as Peachtree City police staked out a Raintree Hill house and arrested a man in the process of picking up a 39-pound package of pot.

Arrested was Edy Maldonado, 42, of Dayton, Tenn.
Police were acting on an anonymous tip received Thursday that “a package containing approximately 39 pounds of marijuana was scheduled to be delivered to 518 Raintree Hill in Peachtree City. The package of marijuana was delivered to this location during the morning of June 6th,” according to a department news release.

“At approximately 1:15 p.m. on June 6th, a Hispanic male arrived at 518 Raintree Hill, picked up the package and proceeded to leave in a vehicle,” police said.

“Officers stopped the vehicle on Robinson Road at the Avalon subdivision and arrested Maldonado,” the department release said.

Police said further information about the ongoing investigation will released as it comes available.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510, or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at 770-487-6010. You may remain anonymous, police said.

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Submitted by Spyglass on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 3:58pm.

They used to chase people half the way across the Country for trying to bring Coors here. Smiling

Maybe Reuben Houston needed a little supply.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 11:20pm.

---and no pun intended. What is happening to our community? Reading The Citizen has begun to be like reading the Atlanta paper---crime everywhere. We are fast becoming like all the places we left to live here. If something isn't done soon it will be too late and then the exodus will start--and that would be a shame. Especially since there is hardly any place that is better. I want my hometown back. Stop the growth and all the things that bring crime to us. Let's try to salvage what is left and work to bring back what we had. But, sad to say, I don't know if that is even possible. So many of us are so lethargic and feel that they can sit back and let the other guy do it and see where that has gotten us.

Submitted by buckstopshere on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 7:59pm.

Thank Scott Ballard for the crime wave. If he were tough on crime the criminals would avoid our county! I think it is time to for Rudjard Hayes!!! Let's show those criminals Fayette county is the last place they want to be doing business. Be hard on the criminals and watch the crime rate fall!!!

Submitted by skyspy on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 8:31pm.

That is what I have been saying.

I have been in Fayette County long enough to remember when criminals would actually cry, when they realized they had been arrested in Fayette County. They knew they would get the maximum sentence everytime.

The good days. Fingers crossed the July election will bring back our county.

Submitted by tc on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 11:29pm.

Well said. I haven't been to most of the new strip mall stores that have opened up in the last couple years. By turning our residential community into a destination shopping center, we have opened ourselves up for transients and trouble. Let's ask the city council how much increased revenue these new businesses have brought in. Very little, I suspect. It would take several, national retail chains to bring in the revenue of one quality company that would contribute to employment and taxes. The "let's increase the tax base by increasing retail" crusade looks like it is being pushed by the development community. You know who you are.

Submitted by DGftown on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 9:15am.

I agree with you tc; however, I think it is completely ridiculous to assume that the rising crime rate can be attributed to Scott Ballard. No matter what you think of him, putting him out of office will not decrease the crime rate. People that sell 39 pounds of pot are not worried about who is going to prosecute them if they get arrested. Let's get real here.

Submitted by april on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 3:19pm.

DGftown I agree with you. And it's a rare occurence when I read a succint, logical, unemotional post on this message board. It's almost shocking. Keep it up.

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