Two charged with sale of prescription drugs

Johnathan McDonald

Johnathan McDonald

CONYERS -- A Covington man was one of two men arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to sell more than 100 prescription pills.

The Saturday arrests were part of two operations led by the Narcotics and Vice Unit of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in which undercover deputies made undercover purchases.

Matthew Arnold Reynolds, 26, of Covington and Jonathan Paul McDonald, 21, of Conyers, were arrested in two separate incidents in which they allegedly attempted to sell the pills, according to an RCSO press release Tuesday.

Reynolds reportedly sold undercover investigators 20 prescription Lortab pills, while McDonald reportedly sold 100 prescription Xanax pills and 50 prescription Lortab pills.

"Both operations concluded separate, two-month-long investigations following complaints about the sale of prescription pills," RCSO spokesperson Deputy Michael Camp said in the press release.

McDonald was charged with two counts of the sale of a controlled substance and is being held in the Rockdale County Jail with a $100,000 bond.

Reynolds was charged with sale of a controlled substance, failure to keep drugs in their original container, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Reynolds is being held in the Rockdale County Jail and has an $86,000 bond.