CONYERS -- The cook at the Waffle House restaurant on West Avenue was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly sold 2 grams of marijuana to undercover officers.
According to Investigator Michael Camp with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, a tip led Narcotics and Vice officers to the cook.
"Two of our Narcotics investigators went in an undercover capacity and started talking to (the cook), and he ended up selling them marijuana," Camp said.
Camp said the suspect sold the marijuana from his car in the restaurant parking lot. While officers were making the transaction with the suspect, another customer came to make a purchase, Camp said.
"While they were there ... a female also came to buy marijuana from the guy," Camp said. "When she left she was pulled over on a traffic stop and arrested also."
The cook was identified as Gregory Jason Swats, 30, of 5019 Springtree Ct., Lithonia. Camp said a K-9 officer was called to the Waffle House parking lot and alerted to the presence of drugs in Swats' vehicle. Confiscated from Swats' car were a large plastic bag containing marijuana, a Tupperware container with bags of marijuana inside, a digital scale, rolling papers and a box of sandwich bags. Camp said the total weight of the confiscated marijuana was about 90 grams. In addition, some Hydrocodone pills were found in the car.
Swats is charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a Schedule III, IV or V controlled substance with intent to distribute, and purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana. Camp said other charges may be filed.
The woman who allegedly bought pot from Swats was identified as Michelle Kirkpatrick, 28, of a Norton Drive, Conyers address. Camp said Kirkpatrick was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on West Avenue by a uniformed deputy. She was charged with possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana.
The driver of the car, identified as Clinton Dwayne Norton, 35, also of a Norton Drive address, was also charged with possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Camp said some marijuana was found in a cigarette carton in the back seat area of the car Norton was driving.