GRANTVILLE, Ga. - An assistant district attorney from north Georgia and his wife face felony marijuana charges following their arrests in Coweta County two days before Christmas.
Robert D. Cullifer, 48, of Clayton said he resigned from his job effective Friday.
Cullifer and his wife, Carol Lucas Cullifer, 50, were charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Two Grantville police officers arrested the Cullifers Dec. 23 at a convenience store near Interstate 85, Chief Jerry Ramos said.
While Robert Cullifer was inside the store, the alarm on his 2000 Nissan Xterra went off and his wife couldn't stop it, Ramos said.
The officers reported that when they tried to help, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.
Robert Cullifer produced a sandwich bag with 30 grams of material that tested positive for being marijuana.
Cullifer has prosecuted cases in the Mountain Judicial Circuit, which includes Habersham, Rabun and Stephens counties.
Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Mike Crawford said Cullifer had worked as a prosecutor almost two decades in the Mountain and Alapaha circuits.
You know...while I normally feel that no one should go to jail for pot I find it really hard to have ANY SYMPATHY for this guy. There's no telling how many people he has sent into HELL aka the US prison system for doing the very same thing that he is now in trouble for. Gotta kinda wonder if he will meet up with any of the people he helped to put behind bars when he gets there.......Of course he probably will never see the inside of a prison. Wonder if he will be forced to plea out like the majority of the rest of us are forced to do?