Bainbridge police find cocaine hidden in tennis ball, as well as marijuana

Glen Cooper
Glen Byron Cooper

On Wednesday, January 6 around 3 p.m., Bainbridge Public Safety investigators executed a search warrant at the residence of Glen Byron Cooper, 43, located at 1000 Julia Place.

During the search, officers located pink baggies containing 25 grams of cocaine hidden inside of a tennis ball, as well as three blue baggies and 3 clear baggies containing loose marijuana packaged for distribution inside of multiple drawers of a bedroom dresser. A box containing $400 in cash was also found hidden in a drawer, and several plastic baggies of marijuana were found between the mattresses of a bed.

A Tennis ball Author: User:Fcb981
A Tennis ball (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On a shelf near the bed, officers found a set of digital scales, and three plastic bags containing jewelry bags which are commonly used to package illegal drugs for distribution. Glen Byron Cooper claimed responsibility for the illegal narcotics, and was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute (Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) with Intent to Sell or Distribute (Felony).

Participating in the drug bust were BPS Investigator Chris Jordan, Investigator Chip Nix, Investigator Mark Esquivel, Chief Investigator Larry Funderburke, Deputy Chief Frank Green, Captain Terry Pait, Officer Tim Mixon, Officer Chris Avery, Officer Jessica Richardson, and Officer Chuck Strickland

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