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CONYERS — After witnessing what they believed to be a drug transaction, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested two people – one who was found with nearly 50 grams of cocaine and methamphetamine in his house and the other who had allowed her 2-year-old niece to play with a can that contained around 8 grams of methamphetamine.

Sometime around 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, investigators saw two vehicles pull up next to one another at the Citgo gas station at Sigman and Irwin Bridge roads and then saw occupants in the cars conduct an apparent sale of drugs.

The two vehicles then left the area, traveling in different directions. Deputies pulled over one of the drivers at the Hop-In Texaco station at Sigman Road and Old Covington Highway, while the other driver was pulled over heading east on Interstate 20.

During the traffic stop on I-20, deputies arrested 23-year-old Africa Anoree Maldonado of 12641 Brown Bridge Road in Covington for the drug transaction. While searching the car, they discovered that the 2-year-old child in the backseat was playing with a Jumex can that had a lid on it but contained a bag with 7.9 grams of methamphetamine, according to Cpl. Michael Camp with the RCSO.

Maldonado was then charged with reckless conduct, cruelty to children, and sale of methamphetamine, because investigators believe she purchased the drugs with the intent of selling them later, Camp said.

Deputies who pulled over the other driver, 35-year-old Mario Antonio Rodriguez-Herrera, at the Texaco gas station, obtained a search warrant for his home at 1643 Ridgeview Drive in Conyers. Once there, they recovered 26 grams of cocaine, 23 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of cash, the RCSO reported. Rodriguez-Herrera was charged with sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.











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