Covington man charged in Conyers drug sale

CONYERS - A Covington man who was allegedly selling cocaine out of his truck in a Conyers neighborhood was arrested last week by the Conyers Police Department.

Lt. Jack Dunn said a number of neighbors had been complaining about drug activity in the residential area behind the J.P. Carr county administrative building. He said the CPD had also received several tips through the Conyers Police TIPS Line.

"On Nov. 5, a couple of drug suppression officers were patrolling the J.P. Carr community in response to drug complaints from neighbors and from the TIPS line when they observed drug activity from a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban," Dunn said.

Investigators noticed two men - a passenger and a driver - appeared to be selling drugs from inside the vehicle. Dunn said the investigators stopped the car and found more than 20 grams of cocaine, scales and sandwich-sized plastic bags on the floor board.

The driver, Ahmad Shahrad Crawford, 33, of 20 Oak Ridge Drive in Covington, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce and driving while license suspended or revoked.

Dunn said officers also seized $5,800 in cash found in one of Crawford's pockets.

Cedrick Estes, 21, of 4558 Young Man Road, Townsend, was the passenger in the SUV. He was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.

Aimee Jones can be reached at aimee.jones@rockdalecitizen.com.