News release from the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office-
Douglas - Sheriff Jerry Pope reports that officers from the Coffee County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit seized a large amount of currency and marijuana Wednesday night during a search of a local residence.
According to Sheriff Pope, officers searched a residence located at 575 Mancils MHP and discovered approximately a 1/2 pound of marijuana, a set of scales and $43,387.00 in cash.
The marijuana, scales and cash were all seized and placed into evidence. The occupant of the residence, 19-year-old Luis Alberto Franco, was arrested and is facing the charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Sheriff Pope stated that this investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.