Savannah (WTGS/FOX 28) - Two women face felony drug charges after agents with the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team found they were selling marijuana edibles at a church event in Savannah, Georgia.
Agents say Ebony Cooper, 28, and Leah Pressley, 26, were openly selling the THC laced baked goods at an event on Friday that the church was hosting for local entrepreneurs. They say there were various types of cereal treats, brownies and puddings for sale.
Police say agents bought several of the items and then kept an eye on Cooper. They followed both women to another location where they searched Pressley's vehicle. Inside, they say they found a large amount of marijuana edibles, more than $1,000 in cash and a loaded gun, which they believe Cooper had in her possession while manning her booth at the church event.
Both Cooper and Pressley now face felony drug charges and are in the Chatham County Jail. However, agents say they do not believe Pressley participated in the edible sales that occurred on the church property.
CNT agents also say Cooper was actively advertising the illegal baked goods on various social media sites.
Based on CNT’s investigation, agents determined this event was hosted by an outside vendor and that the church was unaware of any illegal activities occurring on its property. Agents say all other vendors appeared to have been selling legitimate, legal goods.