A local man has taken “street level drug dealing” to a new level, openly vending a variety of dope from a veritable concession stand on the street.
An anonymous citizen’s tip Monday led Waycross police to the man who was selling drugs from out of a cooler on Oak Street, said Waycross Police Capt. Benji Hersey.
Eddie Lee Mills Jr., 49, who lives on George Street, was in possession of a big supply of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, though he denied the drugs were his when an officer confronted him, said Hersey.
Mills was taken into custody and his fingerprints were found on a cell phone, a back pack and a cooler that were in his immediate vicinity on the street, said Hersey.
“We received an anonymous tip that a gentleman on Oak Street was selling drugs. They described him as heavy-set, bald and wearing a white T-shirt and gray shorts,” said Hersey. “Sgt. Martin Davis went to the location about 1 p.m. and observed the man with the cooler.”
The officer approached the man and after he opened the cooler, found a large amount of marijuana, crack cocaine and powder cocaine, said Hersey.
Found inside the cooler were a total of 62 bags of powder cocaine, 23 pieces of crack cocaine, 121 bags of marijuana and a digital scale, said Hersey.
Mills was being held in the Ware County jail. The investigation into the sales at the location is continuing with more arrests possible, Hersey said.