By Savannah Morning News
Posted: March 10, 2011 - 12:14pm
A pair of would-be drug dealers from Oregon with alleged plans to sell high-grade marijuana in Savannah during the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day festivities was apprehended Wednesday.
The Macon Police Department Drug Unit Wednesday morning told the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team it had learned in a recent investigation that 24-year-olds Douglas Cleveland and Paul Reyes were on their way to Savannah with a large amount of marijuana, said CNT spokesman Gene Harley.
Agents from the two units learned the suspected drug dealers were giving out small samples of the marijuana with a contact number, in hopes of establishing a local client base.
A member of Macon’s Drug Unit and a CNT Agent – working undercover – contacted the dealers and arranged a purchase.
The agents successfully purchased the high-grade marijuana from Clevelend – also known as Rasta Cricket – and Reyes in a parking garage on Montgomery Street near Broughton Street, Harley said.
Agents seized over one pound of high-grade marijuana with an estimated street value of $6,500. Also seized, Harley said, were digital scales, plastic bags commonly used for marijuana distribution, more than $1,300 cash and the suspects’ vehicle.
Both men were transported to the Chatham County jail and charged with sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of tools for committing a crime. All four charges are felonies.
Harley said the two suspects were expected to be arraigned Thursday.
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