Marijuana found after two traffic stops

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
Two routine traffic stops by Coweta County authorities have resulted in arrests on marijuana distribution charges, and more are expected.

In one arrest, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff Bugg confiscated approximately a half pound of marijuana after a traffic stop on Interstate 85.

Bugg said he pulled over a southbound vehicle near mile marker 37 south of Newnan for following too closely.

“When I approached I smelled the odor of marijuana,” the deputy said. “The driver gave consent to search the vehicle.”

After popping the trunk, Bugg said the odor was much stronger. He later found the drugs wrapped up in a shirt amongst other clothing. The incident occurred Tuesday about 4:25 p.m., he said.

Anthony Darrell Thomas, 28, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in that incident, according to Coweta County Jail records.

In another arrest late Tuesday night, Deputy Troy Foles with the sheriff’s Crime Suppression Unit stopped another driver for a seat belt violation on Bullsboro Drive.

“The driver consented to a search and a Mason jar full of marijuana was found in the trunk of the vehicle,” said Sgt. Pat Lyons of the CSU.

While still there, several messages were received on the driver’s cell phone about buying marijuana, the sergeant said.

“He was selling a lot of drugs,” Lyons said. “The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.”

As of now, Demarcus Edward Rosser, 20, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent and a seat belt violation in the second incident, according to jail records.

Anyone wishing to report illegal drug activity may call the sheriff’s office tip line at 770-253-2324.


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