James Raymond Jarrell, 47, of 554 Grogan Road, Cedartown faces felony marijuana possession and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
He also appears to now face numerous previous traffic charges that jail records indicate led to his probation, including DUI/less safe, driving on a suspended license, open container, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, resisting a police officer, driving an unsafe vehicle, failure to drive within a single lane, striking fixed object, driving on wrong side of road, striking unattended vehicle, damage to three mailboxes. He also now faced a charge of probation violation, according to Polk County Jail reports.
He remains in the Polk County Jail.
Taurean Antonio Reeves, 31, of 310 Central St., Cedartown faces one charge of probation violation, jail reports state.
He remains in the Polk County Jail after bonding out Sept. 1 in this incident and being arrested again Sept. 5 on the probation violation charge, according to jail records
Polk County Police Department reports state the incident involving the two men occurred around 5 p.m. Aug. 31.
Reports state a drug agent contacted Sgt. Matt Wright and Capt. Michael McGee to inform that James Jarrell wanted to sell him a quarter of a pound of marijuana for $550. A deal was made to meet at Shiloh Baptist Church to complete the sale.
Wright and McGee waited at the church for Jarrell. Jarrell and the agent kept in contact during the two-hour wait. According to reports, Jarrell told the agent that Reeves was driving because he didn’t have a license and that they were distributing marijuana to other locations.
A black truck driven by Reeves, with Jarrell also inside, drove by the church around 7:40 p.m., reports state.
Jarrell called the agent to tell him the driver didn’t want to make the sale at the church and to meet them on Bailey Road.
The officers traveled to Bailey Road, where Jarrell got out of the truck. Reports state he threw a plastic bag containing marijuana into the truck bed once he realized he was meeting with police.
Reports state both men were taken into custody. Officers found marijuana and $335 on Reeves and marijuana in the driver’s side door of the truck. Agents also found a digital scale with marijuana residue and plastic sandwich bags in the floorboard, according to reports.
The marijuana in the truck bed was packaged in a black plastic bag, which reports state was the same type in Reeves’ previous arrest when he was found possessing one-half pound of marijuana.
Both men were transported to the jail.