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Man arrested after 1-month drug sales probe
Carl James Cummings

A Statesboro man has been arrested after a one-month investigation into drug sales, police said.

Carl James Cummings, 21, of Statesboro Place Circle, was arrested Tuesday, the day after the Statesboro Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit executed a search warrant at The Pointe at Southern apartment complex, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Thursday.

During the search, officers recovered more than 4 ounces of marijuana, 6 grams of kief, and approximately $5,500. Kief is a derivative of marijuana with a much higher concentration of THC, which is the principal psychoactive element in marijuana, Turner said.

Cummings was not on the scene during the search Monday, but was arrested Tuesday in the city by Investigator Clay Gracen. More arrests in this investigation are anticipated, Turner said.

Gracen, a Georgia Southern University Police investigator, has been assigned to the Statesboro Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit for more than two years as part of an ongoing partnership between University Police and Statesboro police developed to target drug, gun and gang crimes that occur within the city and on the Georgia Southern campus.

Cummings is charged with two counts of sale of marijuana and one count each of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule I narcotic (kief), unlawful use of communication facilities and possession of drug-related objects.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Gracen at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or by texting a message starting with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, Turner said.



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