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Drug trafficking arrest on interstate

Narcotic suspects from Florida

A couple of Florida men remain in the Henry County Jail without bond, after they were arrested during a routine traffic stop along the interstate in Locust Grove.

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Cedric Jenkins

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Anthony Johnson

Cedric Lamont Jenkins and Anthony Jamel Johnson, both from Havana, Fla., were traveling southbound on I-75 when they were stopped by Henry County Police, said Henry Police Maj. Jason Bolton. On Friday, Henry Police Officer S. Torbush stopped Jenkins, who was the driver, for illegal window tint on the Nissan Altima.

Torbush detected the drugs and, after searching the vehicle, found cocaine and marijuana.

The men were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and felony possession of marijuana.

“The officer, upon making contact with the driver, smelled a strong odor of men’s cologne and a faint odor of raw marijuana from inside the vehicle,” said Bolton. “Based on the odor of marijuana, the officer conducted a probable-cause search of the vehicle, which revealed two packages wrapped in duct tape concealed in the trunk.”

Police found one package contained approximately two pounds of cocaine, and the other approximately one pound of marijuana.

Later the same day, Jenkins, 31, and Johnson, 26, appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin. Their preliminary hearings were reset to April 18, in order to allow the men to hire attorneys, according to court records. Godwin bound their cases over to Henry County Superior Court.