Traffic stop leads to 2 drug arrests

by Wes Mayer

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Investigators found 14.7 ounces of marijuana in the suspects' possession, along with electronic scales, numerous plastic baggies and cash.

A man and woman were arrested Thursday after nearly a pound of marijuana was found in their possession, according to Coweta authorities.

Around 7:37 p.m., investigators in the Coweta County Sheriff's Office's Crime Suppression Unit pulled over two people suspected of distributing marijuana in the county, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff's office.

According to Yarbrough, the CSU received information on the two suspects, Tony Lee Strickland, 31, and Aston Dominique Wilkerson, 29, and pulled them over near the intersection of Shenandoah Boulevard and Lower Fayetteville Road for failing to maintain their lane.

The suspects gave investigators consent to search the vehicle, Yarbrough said, and inside, investigators found a number of small plastic baggies, electronic scales, cash and bags of marijuana.

Investigators also received consent to search Strickland and Wilkerson's apartment in the Shenandoah Forest Apartments. Inside, investigators found even more marijuana and materials used in distribution.

The total amount of marijuana discovered weighed 14.7 ounces, Yarbrough said. Because Strickland and Wilkerson were allegedly working together, both were charged for the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Wilkerson, who was driving, additionally received a failure to maintain lane charge.

Both were transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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