Suspected high-grade marijuana dealer arrested

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of distributing high-grade marijuana into Coweta County was arrested by authorities on Friday.

Rudy Salazar-Orellana, 20, was taken into custody after investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at his residence on the 100-block of Posey Woods Drive, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office.

Using a confidential informant, the Crime Suppression Unit under primary investigator Sgt. Victor McPhie was able to determine Salazar-Orellana and his roommate, Gabriel John Otero, 21, were selling high-grade marijuana out of the residence. Otero was not present when investigators arrived, Yarbrough said, but a warrant has been placed for his arrest.

Inside the residence, investigators found 10 bags of marijuana weighing 28.7 ounces — a value of $8,300, according to Yarbrough.

Investigators also found digital scales, plastic baggies and other drug-related objects. Salazar-Orella was charged with the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was transported to the Coweta County jail.



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