A Smyrna woman was among three individuals arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after agents seized almost 98 pounds of marijuana and THC vape pens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a GBI news release.
The arrests occurred Sunday and were a part of an ongoing investigation by the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office into subjects smuggling contraband via domestic and international flights.
Agents arrested 28-year-old Valerye Natili Mortimore of Smyrna, charging her with trafficking marijuana and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, according to the GBI. Mortimore remained in custody of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office as of Friday, according to the department’s inmate records.
Facing the same charges as Mortimore was 32-year-old Ashley Makia Farmer of Memphis, Tennessee, while 25-year-old Marcus Daryl Malcom of Stone Mountain was charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of schedule IV controlled substances, according to the GBI.
Assisting in the investigation were the Georgia Department of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Clayton County Police Department and Atlanta Police Department.