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Craiglist Ad Leads CNT to Drug Dealers

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Two people are in custody after allegedly using Craigslist to sell prescription drugs to members of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).  
 
CNT Agents were made aware of an ad on Craigslist where someone was offering to sell the prescription drug Klonopin.  According to the ad, it listed "KLONOPINS" and instructed the would-be buyers to text the phone number listed. 

An undercover CNT Agent called the number listed in the online ad and made arrangements to meet with the seller at her residence located in the 200 block of Quacco Road.  
 
The undercover agent arrived at the residence and purchased a total of 50 Klonopin pills for $50.00.  Once the sale was complete, the seller, 25-year-old Jessica Cope, was arrested for Sale of a Controlled Substance without incident. 

While on scene, Cope's finance, 34-year-old Rashawn Mitchell, arrived at the residence and was also arrested after Agents discovered he was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for Contempt of Court. 

Both Cope and Mitchell were transported to the Chatham County Detention Center,

Cope was denied bond during her arraignment in the Recorder's Court of Chatham County, Georgia.  
 
Klonopin, is listed as a Schedule IV drug under the Controlled Substances Act, is used to help treat seizures and anxiety.  People abuse Klonopin by enhancing the effects of other drugs, like opiates and alcohol.

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