Man Attempts to Stash Marijuana in Deputy's Vehicle After Arrest

by Wes Mayer

A man got himself into further trouble after being transported to jail when a Coweta Sheriff’s Office deputy found multiple baggies of marijuana hidden under his patrol vehicle’s back seat.

Around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Coweta Deputy Kevin Keeble clocked a driver, Jeffon Quartez Hough, 26, speeding on Highway 85 in Senoia, said Lt. John Lewis with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Keeble pulled the driver over, Lewis said, and when he approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. Keeble searched Hough, found marijuana in one of his pockets and Hough was transported to the Coweta County Jail.

On the way to jail, however, the driver apparently tried to hide more baggies of marijuana in between the back seats, and Keeble easily found them later.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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