Six arrested for possession of marijuana
by Wes Mayer
Six men were arrested over the weekend after bags of marijuana were discovered in their possession at license checks conducted by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
Three of those men were arrested Friday on Shenandoah Boulevard off Highway 34 East after multiple bags of marijuana were found in their vehicle.
During a license check at the intersection of Forest Circle and Shenandoah Boulevard, deputies stopped three men in a vehicle around 12:05 a.m., said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Inv. Adam Montgomery was speaking to the driver, Karante Quatez Arnold, 28, when he noticed a strong odor of marijuana and saw pieces of marijuana on Arnold’s cell phone screen.
According to Yarbrough, Arnold was taken into custody and the two other men, Grady Arnold Hill Jr., 26, and Derious Dannard Hinton, 29, were asked to step out of the vehicle so it could be searched. Inside the center console, Montgomery found a plastic bag containing 19 smaller bags of suspected marijuana. Two other bags were also found.
Due to the marijuana being within reach of all three men, they were all charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Yarbrough said.
In a separate case, three men were arrested at a license check on East Newnan Road Saturday morning.
Around 10:32 a.m., Coweta Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Taurean Ka’von Morris, 19, Yarbrough said. When Investigator Trent Hastings approached the driver’s window he could also smell a strong odor of marijuana.
According to Yarbrough, when Hastings asked Morris if marijuana was in the vehicle, Morris said there was. Morris and the other two men, Gavin Quinn Moten, 22, and Jimeer Letwon Graham, 19, were asked to step out of the vehicle and they were each searched.
On all three men, two small plastic bags containing suspected marijuana were discovered, and a .38 caliber revolver was discovered in the possession of Graham. All three were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and Graham was additionally charged with the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Morris’ license was also discovered to be suspended, and he was charged for that as well.
All six men were transported to the Coweta County Jail.