By Jason A. Smith
An undercover sting operation, by members of the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force, has landed two men in jail without bond on multiple drug charges.
Brock Thaddues Wilson, 33, of Morrow, and James Demeangus Norwood, 20, of Rex, have each been charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Wilson and Norwood appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Tuesday, represented by the Public Defender's Office. Judge Robert Godwin bound Wilson's charges over to Superior Court, and reset Norwood's preliminary hearing to March 12.
The drug task force arrested the two men Monday night, outside the Walmart at 135 Willow Lane in McDonough.
According to Task Force Maj. Scott Ryals, Wilson and Norwood had been the focus of an investigation by the agency for several months.
"They had been coming into Henry, and selling ecstasy and cocaine," said Ryals. "We had an undercover agent make contact with them and befriend them. He set up a buy where he arranged to purchase an ounce of cocaine for $1,000. He also ordered 50 hits of ecstasy for $250."
Ryals added that when the suspects met with the agent, Norwood was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon, with Wilson as his passenger. Ryals said when the agent spotted the suspects in the parking lot, he gave a "take-down signal" to authorities, who then arrested the pair.
When authorities apprehended the men, Ryals said, they also found marijuana in the vehicle, which was not part of the alleged drug sale.