Valdosta Daily Times

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July 25, 2013

Undercover drug sting nets two suspects

Woman attempts to eat cocaine

VALDOSTA — A woman attempted to swallow a small amount of cocaine after realizing she and another suspect had reportedly been conspiring to sell the narcotics to an undercover officer, according to reports from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

Tamela Jones, 40, and Robert Boone, 43, were taken into custody Tuesday, according to authorities. The arrests came after a man and woman agreed to meet a person, an undercover investigator, whom they thought was going to purchase cocaine from them, reports stated.

The man and woman were confronted by sheriff’s office investigators when they arrived to meet with a person they believed to be a buyer, according to reports.

Realizing the meeting was a sting operation, the woman attempted to swallow the cocaine. Officers managed to collect the .3 grams of cocaine that the woman attempted to swallow, reports stated.  

Boone is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, obstruction of an officer and use of a communication device for facilitating drug transactions, reports stated. Jones is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and obstruction of an officer, according to reports.

Jones and Boone were both arrested and transported to the Lowndes County Jail, where an arraignment hearing was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine has asked that anyone with information about this case, or other crimes, to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, (229) 671-2950; or its anonymous tip line, (229) 671-2985; or online at lowndessheriff.com

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