Seventh arrest made in high school drug case

by Wes Mayer


A seventh man has been arrested in the conspiracy case involving the selling and distribution of marijuana to Coweta County high school students. 

Benjamin Tate Krilla, 18, has been charged with a felony for conspiracy to commit a crime, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Krilla was wanted in August when investigators charged six people with conspiracy for selling marijuana to high school students, all felony charges. The six arrested on Aug. 29 were Haylie Marie Lyons, 20, Tyler Shane Goldsborough, 17, Rashad Lee Hinkson, 18, Abed Elrahman Said, 19, Justin Cody Hammond, 19, and Dylan Taylor Hester, 17.

Sheriff’s investigators lead by Inv. Jon Stanford have been working on this case for more than three months, and Krilla may be the final suspect, Yarbrough said.

The suspects are believed to have been distributing large amounts of marijuana around Coweta County, but their largest market was selling to local students in Northgate High School and East Coweta High School, the colonel said.

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