CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Six teens are facing charges after police say they lured a suspected drug dealer to a vacant home and robbed him at gunpoint in Cherokee County.
According to police, officers were called to the report of an armed robbery at Jefferson Circle in Canton just before 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Police got a description of the suspects’ vehicle and quickly spotted it on Main Street near Interstate 575.
Authorities initiated a traffic stop and took the six teens inside the car into custody.
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After obtaining search warrants for the scene of the crime, detectives located the gun and a felony amount of drugs.
Through their investigation, authorities determined the victim was set up by the suspects to meet them at a vacant residence so they could rob him of cash and drugs.
“I am proud of the quick work of our officers and detectives who were able to bring a safe resolution to this incident and remove these individuals off the streets in our community,” said Chief Mark J. Mitchell.
The six teens in the vehicle and the victim who called 911 are all being charged.
The following suspects were charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute: 19-year-old William Harris, 19-year-old Shamer Jones, 18-year-old Marissa Lemieux, 19-year-old Brittany McGuire, 18-year-old Deshaun Tiller and 18-year-old Nicole Clary.
The person who called 911, 20-year-old Shaud Pinzon, will be charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Authorities said the investigation remains active, and there could be additional charges.
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