Court delayed for Cobb woman accused of buying rum for teens

A court appearance for the Cobb County woman accused of supplying alcohol to a teen who later died has been delayed, according to Solicitor Barry Morgan.

Kecia Evangela Whitfield of Powder Springs was arrested Jan. 30 for allegedly giving four teenagers a nearly half-gallon bottle of spiced rum.

One of those teenagers, 16-year-old Garrett Reed, died shortly after midnight on Jan. 24 when he crashed his car on Midway Road. Reed was a junior at Harrison High School.

Toxicology reports showed that Reed's blood alcohol content was 0.133 at the time of the accident. The state considers 0.08 to be intoxicated for legal age drinkers.

Whitfield's appearance in state court was postponed from Friday until Aug. 3, Morgan said.

In a separate incident in May, the 44-year-old Whitfield, her husband and another adult male at the home were arrested on drug charges, according to the Cobb County Sheriff's Department.

All three Whitfields spent a night in jail after marijuana was found throughout the home, according to arrest records. They also face charges for contributing to the delinquency of minors, according to the warrants. Two children under the age of 18 lived in the home at the time of a police search.