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RCSO: 16-year-old head of drug ring

CONYERS - A 16-year-old female, who is believed to be the ringleader of an operation involving guns and drugs, was arrested Thursday, along with her mother and four other individuals.

According to a statement released Saturday by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, the Narcotics and Vice Unit and SWAT Team conducted search at 110 Presidential Circle in Lakeview Estates community Thursday and arrested six people:

· The 16-year-old, whose name was not released due to her status as a juvenile, was charged with two counts of the sale of cocaine, one count of the sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to

distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. She was transported to a juvenile facility.

· Jason Queen, 18, 756 Madison Road, Eatonton, was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and sale of cocaine.

· David Queen, 19, 110 Presidential Circle and the brother of Jason Queen, was charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

· Bryant Bailey, 19, 3889 Kathy Lane, was charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

· Lilmar Bailey, 17, 3029 Kathy Lane and the brother of Bryant Bailey, was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

· Phyllis Nathan, 46, 102 Magnolia Drive, the mother of the female juvenile, was charged with cruelty to children.

RCSO Sgt. Jodi Shupe said the Narcotics and Vice Unit had been conducting buy busts in an ongoing investigation. Investigators seized 25 bags of crack cocaine and 20 bags of marijuana packaged for sale, along with an SKS assault rifle from the home Thursday.

"Investigators believe the 16-year-old is the ringleader ... and was the primary rent-payer on the home, but have been unable to locate any legal documentation to support that," Shupe said.

The investigation is continuing, she said.