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Man found trafficking cocaine within 1,000 feet of 2 Georgia schools, deputies say

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. — A man is facing several charges after Georgia deputies say he was found trafficking cocaine near two schools.

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Muscogee County deputies arrested Jamal Jones in south Columbus.

The sheriff’s office said Jones was selling drugs within 1,000 feet of two schools in the Muscogee County area.

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Muscogee officials said they found Jones in possession of 51 grams of cocaine that had a street value of $5,100.

Authorities said they also found 46 grams of marijuana with a street value of $460 and nine hydrocodone pills with a street value of $90.

Deputies also seized two guns, one of which was reported stolen, along with $2,591 in cash.

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Jones was arrested and booked into the Muscogee County Jail. He is charged with the following:

  • Trafficking cocaine
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Two counts of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school
  • Theft by receiving stolen property -firearm
  • Two counts of possession of drug-related objects
  • Possession of a Schedule II substance - Hydrocodone

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