When business insiders speak of having an entrepreneurial spirit, this isn’t exactly what they had in mind. Two women were reportedly arrested last weekend for selling weed edibles at a church event in Savannah, Georgia.
According to a statement by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the event was held for local entrepreneurs, which allowed vendors to set-up various booths on church grounds and sell merchandise.
Ebony Cooper, 28, was openly selling the edibles at her table on the grounds of the East 37th Street church. She also reportedly advertised her edibles on her various social media channels.
Some of the items Cooper sold at the event included cereal treats, brownies, and pudding. It’s unclear if children were at the church event.
Undercover cops attending the event purchased some of her edibles and then followed Cooper to meet 26-year-old Leah Pressley at a separate location. Inside Pressley’s vehicle, cops found more edibles and about $1,000 in cash. Law enforcement also seized a loaded firearm.
Cooper and Parsley were arrested and booked at the Chatham County Detention Center where they face felony drug charges.
A spokesperson for the church was unaware any such illegal activities took place, and law enforcement says other vendors did not violate any laws.