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CST makes high-grade pot bust
Woman arrested with more than 11 pounds of marijuana
Roya Nicole James-McClean

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after local law enforcement agents caught her with over 11 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

Roya Nicole James-McClean, 22, of Lanier Drive, was already out on bond from a March 2015 arrest by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team on similar charges, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

"Over the past weeks investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have monitored the activities of a suspect trafficking high grade marijuana into Statesboro from ... the western portion of the United States," he said. "This marijuana, with an extremely high THC content, brings a far higher price on the street than the marijuana commonly seen in Bulloch County."

Wednesday, CST investigators executed a search warrant at the Lanier Drive apartment, locating "several suspicious boxes inside the apartment," he said. They summoned Advanced Patrol Officer Kyle Briley of the Statesboro Police Department and his canine partner, Rio, to assist.

"Rio alerted on the boxes and a subsequent search revealed approximately 11.5 pounds of high grade marijuana with a street value of approximately $100,000," Akins said. "The tenant of the apartment, Ms. James-McClean, was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where she will remain without bond."



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