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Two arrested on charges of growing, selling marijuana
George Winfield Whittington - photo by Special
    Two Bulloch residents were arrested Monday on charges they were growing marijuana in their home on Stilson-Leefield Road.
    After a lengthy investigation, officers from the Statesboro Police Crime Suppression Unit arrested George Winfield Whittington, 31, and Veronica Lynn Quick, both of a Stilson-Leefield Road,  Brooklet address, on charges of manufacturing marijuana, two counts of sale of marijuana; sale of hashish, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; use of communications facilities to violate provisions prohibited and possession of drug related objects, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
    "During the past month, Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit officers have been investigating George Whittington and Veronica Quick ..." he said. " During the investigation CSU officers determined that Whittington and Quick were growing marijuana in their trailer on Stilson Leefield Road and selling marijuana and hashish in Statesboro."
    York said the couple's children, ages 3 and 4, were present during the sales of the drugs and lived with their parents in the trailer in which the marijuana was being grown.
    Monday, about 5 p.m., several CSU officers, SPD detectives, K-9 Officers and Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team members arrested Whittington and Quick in Statesboro while they were selling marijuana, he said.
    "A search warrant was served at the trailer on Stilson Leefield Road once the two were taken into custody," he said. Since the children were present during some of the crimes,  police contacted the Bulloch County Department of Family and Children Services to assist, he said.
    "As a result of the investigation, 18 marijuana plants, items used to manufacture marijuana, marijuana packaged for sale and a quantity of hashish" were seized, York said.  
    Whittington and Quick were taken to the Bulloch County Jail where they remained Tuesday awaiting court action, according to jail records.
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