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Welfare check leads Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies to drugs

CONYERS — Two men were arrested on drug charges after one man called 911 to say someone was trying to kill him.

In response to the 911 call, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies drove out to the home at 1928 Starr Road around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday to check on the man. When they arrived, they found the man who called 911, Russell Elkins Worley, 32, along with another man, 30-year-old Michael Patrick O’Grady, who also lived at that address.

While both men seemed unharmed, the deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana. As they were inside speaking to Worley and O’Grady, one of the deputies noticed a metal tin on the bed, according to RCSO Investigator Michael Camp. Russell allegedly told the deputies there was a small amount of marijuana in the tin.

“Russell openly acknowledged that he had used marijuana and amphetamines on today’s date,” the incident report states.

Investigators with the RCSO Narcotics and Vice Unit were called to the scene and, after obtaining a search warrant, they verified that there was marijuana in the tin as well as some hidden in the dryer that appeared to have been packaged for distribution, Camp said.

Investigators also found approximately 4.3 grams of methamphetamine in the house, along with 21 Xanax pills.

Worley was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule III, IV or V drugs and possession of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Rockdale County Jail and received a $27,500 bond.

O’Grady was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was given a $20,000 bond.