2 arrested for sale of marijuana

by Wes Mayer

Two people were charged with selling marijuana last week following undercover investigations by the Newnan Police Department, including one sale where an infant was being held by the suspect.

Investigators with the police department’s drug unit charged Jasmine Nicole Webb, 21, with the sale of marijuana on April 18. According to Investigator Jeremy Wood, separate warrants were also placed on Webb’s boyfriend, Raymond Reshard Ball, 21, who was already booked into the Coweta County Jail on April 9 on the charge of failing to appear in court.

Ball was charged with three counts of selling marijuana — two for sales he personally made to an undercover officer, and the third for the one he facilitated through Webb, Wood said. Both Ball and Webb have also been charged with distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school (the Central Educational Center) and distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of public housing (Octavia Housing Authority).

One sale took place at the Rush Foods convenience store on Dodson Street. Ball was additionally charged with two counts of use of a communications facility in a drug transaction for using a cell phone to set up drug deals with the undercover Newnan officer, Wood said.

An undercover Newnan Police officer purchased marijuana from Ball in three separate cases, Wood said. Two were made at Ball’s residence on the 100-block of Mary Ann Street, but on April 1, the undercover officer purchased marijuana from Webb at Rush Foods.

A few telephone conversations were made and recorded between Ball and the officer to set up the deal. At the convenience store, the officer met with Webb, who actually made the drug deal while holding a child, according to Wood.

This child has not been identified, but investigators do know the child is not Webb’s.

During the deal, which was recorded, the officer paid Webb $20 and received an amount of marijuana.

After all the evidence was turned over to the police department, investigators placed warrants for the arrest of Webb and Ball.



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