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Drug bust nets 11 arrests in Athens

By Holly Hollman
DAILY Staff Writer

hhollman@decaturdaily.com 340-2445

ATHENS — A Thursday night drug bust netted 11 arrests, including a mother and son who allegedly had crack cocaine, an investigator said.

Athens drug investigator Johnny Morell said the Limestone-Athens Drug Unit issued three search warrants at homes where investigators have observed drug activity.

On Nicole Way, officers arrested a mother and her son for allegedly having about $300 in crack, Morell said.

An Athens man faces a trafficking charge for allegedly having 49 grams of crack cocaine, which has a street value of $1,500 to $1,600, Morell said.

At a home on Brownsferry Street, four people ran when officers arrived, Morell said.

"They didn't get but a block away before officers ran them down," Morell said.

At this home, investigators found prescription pills, Xanax and 10 grams of crack cocaine, Morell said.

"We arrested five people during all this for loitering for being in a drug house," he said.

Those arrested on felony charges and their bonds are:

  • Deangelo Antwan Coffman, 20, of 811 Brownsferry St., Athens; possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, $6,000 bond, and probation violation on burglary and robbery charges.
  • Tavoras Antwan Coffman, 21, of 811 Brownsferry St., Athens; two counts of possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, $11,000 bond.
  • Eric Rashawn Goble, 18, of 13443 Shaw Road, Athens; possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, $6,000 bond.
  • Melissa Regina Goble, 38, of 13041 Nicole Way, Apartment 37, Athens; two counts of possession of a controlled substance, second-degree illegal possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, $12,000 bond.
  • Tavoris Busch Roberts, 22, of 23733 Pressnell Road, Athens; possession of a controlled substance and loitering; $5,500 bond.
  • Marvin Douglas Shoulders, 26, of 14245 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens; trafficking in cocaine and possession of a controlled substance, $5,000 bond but bond not set on trafficking.

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