• Several teens arrested after deputies find drugs disguised as candy

    By: Audrey Washington

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    PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Paulding County deputies arrested four teenagers and a 20-year-old after they discovered a large amount of drugs and a gun inside their car, investigators say.

    Deputies stopped the car for having no tag at the Top of the Ridge gas station at the corner of Ridge Road and Cochran Store Road on March 10.

    “They immediately smelled the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, so that created the alarm. They ended up speaking with them and searching the vehicle," said Sgt. Ashley Henson with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office.

    Inside the car, deputies say they found vape pens, LSD, mushrooms, marijuana and meth. Some of it was made to look like candy, in boxes labeled Lemon Head.


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    Lemon Head is the same name of a popular kids candy.

    “We really don’t know what’s inside them and the potency is so much higher than what you might consider as your average marijuana," Henson said.

    High school students told us they weren't surprised.

    "It's very enticing to kids my age because it looks harmless. It looks like candy," Caleb King, a high school senior, told Channel 2's Audrey Washington.

    Cedric Dornell Arnold, 17, Keith Farrai Brannon III, 20, Maurielle Jevar Williams, 18, Michael Anthony Bannister, 18, and a 16-year-old were charged with eight drug and weapon charges each.

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