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 A north Georgia councilwoman is behind bars after officials say she was arrested on drug-related charges.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said 43-year-old Roshuanda Merritt of Commerce was arrested Friday after officials learned she was distributing marijuana from her home.

According to the investigation, in Dec. 2023, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received allegations of Merritt distributing marijuana. Officials contacted the GBI to conduct the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, GBI officials said Merritt was arrested and charged with a criminal attempt to commit the sale of marijuana and use of a telecommunication facility to facilitate a felony.

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