Cobb County

Two mothers charged with selling drugs near elementary school

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police arrested two mothers accused of selling drugs next to an elementary school.

Investigators told Channel 2's Chris Jose that the women were picked up near Keheley Elementary School in Marietta.

The daughter of one of the women told Jose that her mother should stay behind bars.

Neighbors called police because they said they saw a suspicious looking truck in the neighborhood near the school.

“It makes me feel sad because that is my mother,” said Jordan Harris.

Wednesday afternoon was the first Harris saw her mother’s mugshot from the Cobb County Jail.

Latricia Patton and Brenda Craver are accused of buying and selling dangerous drugs next to Keheley Elementary School.

“I think this is going to be the one time she’s going to have to stay in jail and just serve her time I guess,” Harris said.


The daughter told Jose she hasn’t spoken to her mother since the drug bust on Tuesday night.

Neighbors said they called police after they noticed a suspicious looking truck next to the community pool.

“I saw three policemen, three Cobb County police, and a red truck,” neighbor Carolyn Fischer said.

Fischer lives in the Lakewood Colony neighborhood in east Cobb County. She told Jose that believes the women put the children at the school in danger.

“Of course, because they can walk. Kids walk home,” Fischer said.

Craver is facing felony charges for allegedly selling crystal meth near the school.

“My mom’s friend was parked right here. They caught them with some drugs on them. And they searched our house, as well," Harris said.

Harris said officers also found drugs inside the house, which is located within 600 feet of Keheley Elementary.

She apologized for her mother's alleged crimes and admitted the drugs near the school put children at risk.

“I hope her being arrested helps her sober up and get her the help that she needs,” Harris said.

On top of numerous drug charges, the women are also accused of loitering and prowling the neighborhood.

The school day was over when officers arrived on the scene.