Kennesaw police Monday credited a concerned citizen with helping them arrest three people in connection with alleged drug dealing in a residential area.
The citizen contacted authorities Saturday about the possible sale of marijuana and pills from a home in the 100 block of Beech Creek Court, police said.
An officer on patrol watched a dark-colored car drive up to the home, police said. Someone came outside, and what appeared to be a “hand-to-hand transaction” took place, police said. The officer followed the car and made a traffic stop. The driver allegedly told the officer that he had just purchased marijuana.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for the home and found seven marijuana plants growing in plastic cups; gamma hydroxybutyrate or GHB; Alprazolam, used to treat anxiety and panic attacks; four smoking pipes, and other paraphernalia, police said.
GHB also is known as the so-called date rape drug.
Two men who lived in the home, Justice Steven Weaver, 18, and Bryan Matthew Sohn, 21, were each charged with one felony count of manufacturing marijuana and three felony counts of drug possession, police said. They were booked into Cobb County Jail on Monday.
The driver of the car, 20-year-old Patrick Woodall, of Marietta, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, police said.