Woodbury police execute search warrant, arrest suspectA Woodbury man suspected of selling drugs was arrested Saturday, Jan. 5, after police executed a search warrant at his residence.
By: Mike Longaecker, Woodbury Bulletin
A Woodbury man suspected of selling drugs was arrested Saturday, Jan. 5, after police executed a search warrant at his residence.
The suspect, Jermaine Louis Avril Scott, 25, was charged Monday with one count of fifth-degree drug sales, a felony.
According to a criminal complaint:
Police began investigating Scott after receiving reports of suspected drug activity at his Cornelia Trail residence since mid-December. Those reports prompted police to perform a “trash pull” at Scott’s home on Jan. 1 that turned up a large plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana.
Following another report of hand-to-hand transactions occurring at the Cornelia Trail residence, police executed a search warrant there.
Officers said they immediately smelled a strong scent of marijuana upon entering the home. A search of the home turned up six bags of suspected marijuana stashed under a mattress. Marijuana residue was also found at the bottom of a bathroom toilet, in a kitchen trash bag and in a kitchen drawer. Police also discovered a scale at Scott’s home, as well as $2,410 in cash.
Police seized a total of 10 ounces of what police said tested positive for marijuana.
During an interview with police, Scott first indicated the pot belonged to him and alluded to selling it, but he later denied selling the drugs, the complaint states.
If convicted, Scott faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Scott, who was released Tuesday, Jan. 8, on his own recognizance, makes his initial court hearing Feb. 14.