Woman accused of giving alcohol to teens is arrested

The woman accused of supplying alcohol to a Cobb teenager who later died in a car accident now faces drug charges.

Kecia Evangela Whitfield, 44, was arrested Thursday afternoon at her Powder Springs home, where police found marijuana.

Also arrested at the Marsden Trace home were John Charles Whitfield, 45, and 25-year-old Charles Anthony Whitfield.

Kecia Whitfield 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. 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.

Kecia Whitfield has a June 12 court date set in state court to answer to the reckless conduct charge.

Thursday afternoon, Cobb police executed a search warrant at the Whitfield home. There, cops found approximately 2.8 grams of marijuana was located in a plastic bag and several partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in the kitchen, according to arrest warrants.

In the living room, police found a plastic bag containing approximately 1.4 grams of marijuana and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette were located in the living room on the fireplace mantle. An unburned marijuana cigarette was found on the floor.

A partially smoked marijuana cigarette was also found in the garage, police said.

In addition to drug charges, John Whitfield and Kecia Whitfield also face charges for contributing to the delinquency of minors, according to the warrants. Two children under the age of 18 live in the home.

All three of the Whitfields bonded out of jail Friday morning.