Man Denies Drug Dealing When Found With Packaged Marijuana, Says He Just Got a Good Deal

Man was one of two people arrested on unrelated charges as police investigated a suicide threat.

An attempt to locate a man who had threatened to commit suicide instead led an officer to two individuals who were subsequently arrested on unrelated charges.

On Jan. 27, officers were dispatched to 1700 Winder Highway after a woman called to report that an acquaintance was in the parking lot of the shopping center and had threatened to kill himself.

An officer found Ernesto Galvez, 30, of Lawrenceville, sitting in a parked car. The checked Galvez’s identification and determined he was not the suicidal person police were seeking. However, the officer did notice a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and asked Galvez where the marijuana was. Galvez reportedly replied, “What marijuana?”

“I then noticed a small black piece of plastic on the floorboard next to the passenger seat of the vehicle,” the officer wrote in the report. “It appeared to be wrapped around something and tied off.”

When the officer asked Galvez if the plastic contained marijuana, Galvez allegedly admitted that it did.

The officer placed Galvez under arrest and read him his Miranda rights. Upon questioning, Galvez denied selling marijuana, but did admit buying some.

“I asked why he had a larger portion in plastic and then a small amount in another piece,” the officer wrote. “He told me he had decided to buy more after the initial purchase. I asked why and he said because he had been given such a good deal.”

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