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Jackson County councilwoman arrested in GBI drug investigation


By Joe Johnson

A city councilwoman in the Jackson County municipality of Commerce has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for allegedly being a marijuana dealer.

Roshuanda Merritt, 43, was charged on Friday with criminal attempt to commit sale of marijuana and use of a telecommunication facility to facilitate a felony, according to the GBI.

An investigation into Merritt began in December after the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an unrelated investigation and discovered that Merritt was allegedly distributing marijuana from her home in Commerce, according to the GBI, which was requested by the sheriff's office to assist with the investigation.

Merritt, who was newly elected in November to represent Ward 5 on the Commerce City Council, was informed by authorities that warrants for her arrest had been issued and she subsequently surrendered at the Jackson County Jail on Friday, the GBI said.

The state law enforcement agency indicated that the investigation that resulted in Merritt's arrest was ongoing.

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The allegations surfaced during an unrelated investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, which was investigating a complaint by Merritt that a nude photo of her had been posted on social media. Well, I bet she wished she hadn't complained. Oops !!!!

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I smell marijuana everywhere I go. Doesn't seem like anyone tries to hide the smell of it anymore. I can be driving down the road and smell it. I assume its coming from the car in front of me. It's everywhere.


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Because it’s legal in almost half the states and most people in Athens are transplants.

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Just legalize it already. Other states have & they haven't fallen apart.

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Drug dealer, modern day slave trader.

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What on earth are talking about? Do you even know the definition of slave?

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