Two suspected ecstasy dealers arrested

by Wes Mayer

Two suspected ecstasy dealers were arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Newnan Police Department’s drug unit.

Around 10:30 a.m., authorities with the drug unit served a search warrant at the home of Emanuel Marquis Britt, 24, and Lakesha Sharell Smith, 23, on Camp Street, said Lt. Denver Atwood with the Newnan Police Department. Authorities didn’t find any illegal substances inside the apartment, but inside Britt’s and Smith’s vehicle, hidden in an area underneath the back seat, authorities found a bag containing 18 ecstasy pills.

According to Atwood, 18 ecstasy pills is considered an amount exceeding personal consumption, and because neither Britt nor Smith claimed possession of the narcotics, they were both taken into custody and charged with possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute. They were then transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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