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Paulding Deputies Make Drug/Gun Arrest at Top of the Ridge

Keith Farrai Brannon Maurielle Jevar Williams
Michael Anthony Bannister Cedric Dornell Arnold

Paulding County, GA On March 10, 2019, Paulding Deputies performed a traffic stop at the Top of the Ridge gas station which is located at the corner of Ridge Road and Cohran Store Road. As a result of the traffic stop, which was for the vehicle having no tag, they discovered a large amount of illegal narcotics and a gun. Agents from the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force assisted with the case and the following individuals were arrested:

  1. Cedric Dornell Arnold (B/M, 17 YOA)
  2. Keith Farrai Brannon III (B/M, 20YOA)
  3. Maurielle Jevar Williams (B/M, 18 YOA)
  4. Michael Anthony Bannister (B/M, 18 YOA)
  5. Juvenile Male (B/M, 16 YOA)

All of the aforementioned individuals were charged with the below-listed offenses. It must be noted that the acronym VGCSA stands for “Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.”

  • -VGCSA Possession of Marijuana (F)
  • -VGCSA Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute (F)
  • -VGCSA Possession of THC Vape Pens (F)
  • -VGCSA Possession of Schedule I LSD Acid Strips (F)
  • -VGCSA Possession of Schedule I Psilocybin Mushrooms (F)
  • -VGCSA Possession of Schedule II Roxicodone (F)
  • -VGCSA Possession of Methamphetamine (F)
  • -Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime (F)

Sheriff Gulledge noted, “Our Deputies work hard every day to keep Paulding County a safe and prosperous place to live, we all need to work together to help our young people see the dangers of drugs and how it can negatively impact your life.”
If you have information about drug activity in your neighborhood or anywhere in Paulding or Haralson County, please feel free to call the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force at (770) 646-9175. Remember, you can always leave an anonymous tip.Top of the Ridge Drug Photo