See something, say something: Tip leads police to $100K in drugs

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An anonymous tip helped police raid a storage facility and confiscate $100,000 worth of marijuana.

Officials with the Marietta Police Department told Channel 2 Action News that someone called 911 to report possible drug activity in a storage facility on Cobb Parkway South on Thursday.

“K-9 Apex was brought to the storage facility and alerted on a specific storage unit,” police said.


Officers stayed in the area and later watched two people enter the locker and remove the contents. Police then stopped the suspects as they were leaving.

"We were able to watch the unit under surveillance and ultimately make an arrest of two individuals," said Chuck McPhilamy with the Marietta Police Department.

Police said they found 30 one-pound packages of marijuana and $1,600 in cash.

Chuck Raiford, 40, and Telisha Passmore, 45, were charged with felony trafficking marijuana.

According to the arrest warrant, Raiford told police he and his mother rent a storage locker in order for his supplier to stash the drugs.

Investigators said Raiford told them he would drive in from Columbus to pick up the pot once his supplier told him they were dropped off.

"They're doing a really good job. They're getting the drugs off the streets," said resident John Wells.