Rock­mart trio ar­rested af­ter pot plants found

The Standard Journal - - POLICE - From staff re­ports

Drug Task Force agents seized a small amount of mar­i­juana and guns dur­ing the search of a res­i­dence and ar­rested three peo­ple fol­low­ing over flights from the Ge­or­gia Gov­er­nor’s Drug Sup­pres­sion Task Force last week.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the Polk County Drug Task Force, he­li­copter over flights found a num­ber of plants off of Browning Road in south­ern Polk County on May 24.

“Ground units went to the lo­ca­tion and found the mar­i­juana plants and made con­tact with the home­own­ers,” the re­lease stated.

That’s when the Drug Task Force got in­volved, and were sent to the 1800 Browning Road home, where plants were turned over to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

Home­own­ers claimed the plants and had been tend­ing them, the re­lease stated.

“A sub­se­quent search of the res­i­dence and prop­erty yielded a small amount, less than an ounce, of pre­pared mar­i­juana which was ready for use and sev­eral firearms,” the re­lease stated.

A trio of sus­pects were taken into cus­tody in the af­ter­math of the search. Those in­cluded Rem­bert Edwards, 61, So­nia Edwards, 58, and Cody Edwards, 24.

All were charged with felony pur­chase, pos­ses­sion, man­u­fac­ture, dis­tri­bu­tion or sale of mar­i­juana and pos­ses­sion of firearm or knife dur­ing the com­mis­sion of or at­tempt to com­mit cer­tain felonies.

The el­der Edwards were also charged with mis­de­meanor pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana charges.

Rem­bert Edwards of 1768 Browning Road, Rock­mart, was re­leased on a $12,100 bond af­ter spend­ing four days in jail ac­cord­ing to Polk County Jail records.

So­nia and Cody Ed- wards, both of 1800 Browning Road, Rock­mart, were also re­leased on bond. So­nia Edwards spent three days in jail and was re­leased on a $12,600 bond, and Cody Edwards was re­leased on a $ 10,100 bond af­ter four days in jail.

The re­lease stated that any­one with drug-re­lated in­for­ma­tion to call the Polk County Drug Task Force anony­mously at 678- 901- 4644 or email

They also thanked the Gov­er­nor’s Drug Sup­pres­sion Task Force for their as­sis­tance in op­er­a­tions over Polk County last week.

Con­trib­uted photo

Polk County Drug Task Force of­fi­cers ar­rested three peo­ple at a Browning Road ad­dress in Rock­mart on var­i­ous charges. The mar­i­juana plants were spot­ted from the sky by Drug Sup­pres­sion Task Force flights over the area May 24.

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