Teen arrested for marijuana with intent

by Wes Mayer

A man was pulled over by a Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputy Monday night for driving without brake lights, but it turned out to be one of his passenger’s who was arrested, according to authorities.

Around 10:35 p.m., Coweta Deputy Donald Patterson initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle without properly working brake lights on the 100-block of Cedar Creek Drive, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. When Patterson approached, the driver appeared to be very nervous and a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle.

When asked, the driver claimed he did not know of any marijuana in the vehicle, Yarbrough said. Patterson then asked the passengers in the vehicle if they knew of any marijuana, and James Corey Wilson, 18, who was sitting in the back seat, said he had marijuana in his possession.

Patterson searched Wilson and found he was carrying 33 grams of marijuana — more than an ounce, Yarbrough said. Anything more than half an ounce of marijuana is considered possession with intent to distribute, so Wilson was charged and transported to the Coweta County Jail.

The driver of the vehicle was not charged.



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