THOMASVILLE — The suspect in a drug case was asleep on a sofa when drug agents executed a search at his residence predawn Tuesday, according to reports.
Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agents executed the search warrant at the 1325 Warner Wood Valley apartment of Shavoriss Barnhill.
"His girlfriend became highly irate," said Louis Schofill, narcotics/vice commander.
The girlfriend, Ricquita Watt, 37, 1325 Warner, pushed a drug agent and was charged with obstruction.
Undercover drug buys had been made at the apartment for a couple of weeks before the search warrant was executed. Schofill said narcotics/vice learned large amounts of spice, synthetic marijuana, was being sold at the residence.
Drug agents found a "baseball-sized" amount of spice at the apartment and a small amount of marijuana in Barnhill's pocket.
Barnhill was wanted on a probation violation warrant.
Schofill said spice is a green, leafy substance that resembles oregano or marijuana. It is sprayed with a chemical compound that provides a high similar to that of marijuana, the commander said.
Barnhill is charged with possession of a Schedule I drug with intent to distribute and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
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