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2 pounds of cocaine found in Smyrna home

2 pounds of cocaine found in Smyrna home

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Three people were arrested after police seized nearly two pounds of cocaine from a Smyrna home.

On Apr. 24, Smyrna Police executed a search warrant at a house on Plaza Drive at Sherwood Road. They searched the home after receiving an anonymous drug tip.

Smyrna Police Officer Christopher Graeff said a SWAT team found a total of 1.98 pounds of cocaine inside the house.

The three suspects -- 19-year-old Alexis Cockrell, 29-year-old Charles Johnson and 47-year-old Carla Long -- were each charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana possession. They are being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Gang members sentenced to prison

Gang members sentenced to prison

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two Cobb County teens will spend time in prison after being convicted of a gang-related burglary.

Tuesday, a Cobb County Superior Court Judge sentenced 18-year-old Jamal Akeem Lisbon of Smyrna to 10 years, with two to be served in custody. A co-defendant, 17-year-old Calvin "Roscoe" Jermaine McKinney of Austell, was sentenced to 11 years, with three to be served in prison.

Both men pleaded guilty to five counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. They are members of the Triple G gang, described by prosecutors as a "hybrid gang," or one that can easily be absorbed by a larger, better known gang.

Lisbon and McKinney burglarized a Mableton home on Sept. 3, 2013, and were spotted by several witnesses walking through nearby woods with stolen televisions, according to prosecutors. They were arrested later that day. The burglary was reported staged to strengthen Triple G's criminal purposes.

Man found guilty of beating wife to death

Man found guilty of beating wife to death

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A Smyrna man has been convicted on charges related to the beating death of his wife.

Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, was sentenced to life in prison without parole last week in Cobb County Superior Court.

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He was found guilty of fatally beating and choking 33-year-old Finesse Dawson in the couple's Old Spring Road home on Dec. 5, 2012.

After killing his wife, Williams fled Georgia. He was arrested a week later on a Greyhound bus in Reno, Nev. Prosecutors said that at the time, he was on probation for domestic violence.

Firehouse Subs in Smyrna robbed

Firehouse Subs in Smyrna robbed

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Cobb County police are investigating a robbery at a Firehouse Subs restaurant in Smyrna.

The robbery happened at around 7:30 p.m. Monday at the location in the 4600 block of Camp Highland Road.

Cobb County police spokesman Mike Bowman said the suspect entered the restaurant and demanded money from the register. He ran after receiving cash.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white man, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing black sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana that covered his face. He was also armed with a knife.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Cobb County police at 770-499-3945.

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Family remains hospitalized after deadly Cobb County crash

Family remains hospitalized after deadly Cobb County crash

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Police have charged a 31-year-old man in connection with a DUI crash in Smyrna Saturday night that left an 8-month-old boy dead and five people hurt.

It happened just before 11 p.m. Saturday at Windy Hill Road and South Cobb Drive.

Smyrna Police said Darren Curry, 31, was driving west in an eastbound lane, in the 600 block of Windy Hill Road when he hit a taxi head-on, injuring the cab driver.

The impact was so severe, that police said the white Chevy Malibu driven by Curry and the green cab were fused together.

The driver of the car Curry hit, cab driver Jose Diaz, was not seriously injured, but a 3 year old in Curry's car suffered severe head trauma. All of the injured were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

3 convicted killers receive life without parole

3 convicted killers receive life without parole

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three men were found guilty last week of shooting a victim to death and dumping his body in Cobb County.

Jurors deliberated five hours before convicting 27-year-old Harvey "Rucks" Hogans of New York, 32-year-old Derek Lee Kemp of Marietta and 31-year-old Alphonso "JRock" Watkins of Marietta of a number of charges.

The defendants were sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Police believe Hogans pulled the trigger in this case. Kemp and Watkins both had prior felony convictions that required the life sentence.

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Prosecutors said that on July 1, 2011, the trio set up Derek George Gray Jr. for a robbery. The defendants then shot Gray in a Ford Taurus, which was later found burned in Union City, before discarding the body off Circle 75 Parkway.

Man sentenced for throwing dog over balcony

Man sentenced for throwing dog over balcony

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Smyrna man will spend three years in prison after being convicted of throwing his dog over a motel balcony.

Marcell Sibley pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

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He claimed he "just snapped" when he put his Yorkshire terrier, Diamond, in a crate and then threw the crate over the balcony of a Marietta motel last June 27. Diamond survived and now lives with a Florida family.

"Life was overwhelming for me," Sibley, 29, told the court. "It was my fault. (Diamond) didn't deserve that."

"I'm just really sorry, and I don't think going to jail will help me or my dog," Sibley added.