Woman arrested for sale of narcotics in Grantville

by Wes Mayer

A woman wanted for selling Xanax in Grantville was arrested Tuesday following an undercover investigation by the Grantville Police Department.

Jessica Nicole Viera, 28, was arrested by authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest warrant for the sale of Xanax, a schedule IV narcotic, said Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan. Viera became a suspect during the police department’s two-month undercover drug sting organized by the newly created drug task force, Jordan said.

During the sting, authorities in the task force made several purchases of drugs in different areas of Grantville, and after the department began making arrests, Viera allegedly fled the city, Jordan said. She was charged with the possession of Xanax with intent to distribute and was transported to the Coweta County Jail.

“Once again our ‘non-existent’ drug problem of the past will soon be non-existent as the Grantville Police Department is very proactive in this area,” Jordan said. “With the approval of our new drug K-9 dog from city council members Mr. Riley, Mr. Gomez and Mayor Sells, I expect to see more arrests soon.”



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