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Alleged Pot Brownie Sale At Church Leads To The Arrest Of Two Women

Ebony Cooper and Leah Pressley were arrested after undercover narcotics agents said they purchased weed edibles from Cooper at a Savannah church event.

By Gina Tron

This is not your average church bake sale.

Two women have been arrested after police say at least one of them was openly selling marijuana edible products during an event at a Georgia church.

The arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up booths and sell various items, according to The Savannah Morning News.

Authorities in Savannah said all the booths appeared to be operating legally — except one. Undercover narcotics agents bought edible marijuana products they said were being openly sold at one booth.

Investigators say they followed 28-year-old Ebony Cooper to another location and ended up arresting her and 26-year-old Leah Pressley on felony drug charges. Police don’t think Pressley participated in the edible sales that occurred on the church property.

The undercover agents bought several edibles from Cooper, according to the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team. She was allegedly selling cereal treats, brownies, and puddings at the church event.

Agents allegedly also found a large amount of edibles and more than $1,000 in cash in Pressley’s vehicle.

“Also seized was a loaded firearm, which agents believed Cooper had in her possession while selling the items on church property,” the narcotics team wrote. The gun appears to be a small, pink handgun.

Cooper allegedly advertised her edibles on various social media sites. It's unclear whether Cooper and Pressley have attorneys who could comment on their behalf. Their relationship to each other is unclear.

Police said an outside vendor hosted the event on church grounds and church officials were unaware of the illegal activity.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

[Photos: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team]

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