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County police charge two with possession of marijuana and firearm

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The strong odor of marijuana from a vehicle led county police to make a traffic stop and take two men into custody on felony charges.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

   Austin Michael Cornette, 19, 67 Sidney Court, Rockmart, and Ja’Juan Jamel McNeir-Smith, 22, of Wilberforce, Ohio, were in a vehicle that was stopped by police Thursday morning at Dean Avenue and East 19th Street.

County police recovered a large bag of marijuana with several smaller bags of marijuana, as if packaged for distribution. Police also recovered a loaded firearm inside the vehicle.

Cornette was charged with purchase, possession or manufacture with the intent to distribute a counterfeit substance and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, both felonies.

McNeir-Smith was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession, purchase or manufacture of marijuana and a misdemeanor for driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Both were being held in the Floyd County Jail Friday morning without bond.


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