LEESBURG, Ga. — A loud noise and drug-activity complaint led Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies to the Fairfax Motel at about 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, a sheriff's report stated.
According to the report, deputies found six ounces of marijuana, $118 in cash and three men in room 123 at the 1044 U.S. Highway 19 motel. Six ounces of high-quality marijuana is worth $2,130 on average in Georgia, according to the website priceofweed.com. Medium quality is $1,056 an ounce.
Caleb Carey Cawthon, 19, of Leesburg, Steven Anthony Jordan II, 23, of Lee County, and Milla H. Armando, 20, of Richmand, Va., are in the Lee County Jail, said a jail spokeswoman. Charges against the three include possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
Jordan and Armando were denied bail in their first appearance before a judge Wednesday, the jail spokeswoman said. Cawthon was too high to understand what was going on and will make a first appearance Friday, she added.