Two Georgia women were arrested on Friday for allegedly selling marijuana-laced baked goods at a church event in Savannah.
Agents with the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team say Ebony Cooper (left), 28, and Leah Pressley (right), 26, were openly selling weed cereal treats, brownies and puddings at an event the church was hosting for local entrepreneurs, reported WTGS/FOX 28.
According to police, agents bought several of the items from Cooper and watched continued to watch her. After the event, the agents followed both women to a different location, where the agents conduced a search of Pressley's vehicle. Police said they found a large amount of marijuana edibles, more than $1,000 in cash and a loaded gun in the car. They also said they have reason to believe Cooper had the gun in her possession while manning her booth at the church event.
Although both Cooper and Pressley now face felony drug charges and are in the Chatham County Jail, the agents do not believe Pressley participated in the weed sales at the church property.
CNT agents also say Cooper was actively advertising the illegal baked goods on various social media sites. They’ve learned in their investigation the entrepreneurial event was hosted by an outside vendor and that the church was unaware of any illegal activities.
(Photo: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team)