Three arrested for possession of marijuana
by Wes Mayer
Three people were arrested recently when marijuana was discovered in their car after they attempted to flee from officers.
On Friday, deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office set up a license checkpoint at the intersection of Old Corinth Road and Millard Farmer Road, Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough said.
According to deputies, around 8 p.m., a Ford Fiesta drove through the checkpoint, acted like it was about to pull over, but then sped off down Old Corinth Road.
Deputies pursued the vehicle and forced it to pull over by boxing it in, Yarbrough said.
When the vehicle stopped and deputies approached the car, the female driver did not immediately show her hands and began to reach under the seat. Believing the driver might have been reaching for a weapon, Deputy Adam Montgomery used his stun gun on her and deputies were able to get her and the other two passengers out of the car, Yarbrough said.
According to Yarbrough, deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana, received permission to search the vehicle and found bags containing a total of more than 2 pounds of marijuana inside the car.
All three — Trailis Regine Wilson, 19; Keianna Tionne Ferrell, 17; and Demon Rantray McCrary, 27 — were charged with felonies for possession of marijuana.
The driver, Wilson, was additionally charged with obstruction of justice and fleeing/attempting to elude police officers.
It was discovered that the man in the back seat, McCrary, had an outstanding warrant for a violation of probation and he had been yelling at Wilson to keep driving and to run from officers. McCrary was also charged with obstruction, fleeing/attempting to elude and a violation of probation, Yarbrough said.
The case was handled by Inv. Pat Lyons.