Thursday, July 12, 2012
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CONYERS -- A suspected drug dealer was arrested July 6 after his girlfriend's mother told him to get a job, and he allegedly replied that he had work as a "hustler."
Jerris D. Cross, 36, of 1025 Iris Glen, was arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
According to the RCSO report, the mother of Cross's girlfriend went to the couple's residence last Friday morning because she was upset about some things that had been posted about her on Facebook. The woman's daughter wasn't home, but Cross was there and the two became involved in an argument. The woman reportedly told Cross he needed to "get a job," to which he replied that he was a "hustler" and "had work." When the woman asked, "What work?" Cross allegedly replied, "Dope!"
The woman called the RCSO, but before deputies arrived the suspect allegedly walked around to the rear of the apartment building a couple of times. Deputies questioned Cross about the allegation that he was selling drugs, but he denied it.
Deputies investigated at the rear of the apartment building where a white tube sock that appeared to contain something was seen on the roof of the building.
Rockdale County Fire and Rescue was called to come to the apartments and provide a ladder so deputies could get on the roof. When Cross was informed that the Fire Department was en route with a ladder he "got an immediate look of panic on his face," according to the report.
Once the Fire Department arrived, the sock was retrieved from the roof. It contained a large plastic bag of suspected cocaine, a clear plastic bag containing approximately 40 small orange zipper bags of suspected cocaine apparently packaged for sale, and a clear plastic bag containing unused zipper bags.
Cross spent five days in the Rockdale County Jail before he was released on bond.