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Waffle House cook caught selling pot
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A night shift cook at the West Avenue Waffle House was arrested Saturday after undercover officers found him also serving up marijuana on the side.

Gregory Jason Swats, 30, of Lithonia was charged with possession of using drug related objects, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, and two charges of the sale of marijuana.

Under cover officers with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Vice unit received a tip that Swats was selling marijuana and paid a visit to the Waffle House on West Avenue late Wednesday night, according to RCSO Investigator Michael Camp.

"They started talking to the guy and he pretty much started offering whatever they wanted," said Camp.

Swats and the officers went to Swats' car in the parking lot where he had the marijuana.

As the undercover officers purchased about 2 grams, another female came up and also started purchasing marijuana. The female left in a car and was stopped down the road by deputies.

The female, Michelle Kirkpatrick, 28, of Conyers, and the driver of the car, Clinton Dwayne Norton, 35, of Conyers, were arrested for possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

When officers arrested Swats on Feb. 18 and searched his vehicle, they found 90 grams of marijuana in a plastic tub and in a plastic bag, 9 and a half pills of hydrocodine, sandwich baggies, digital scales, cigar blunts and rolling papers.

Swats bonded out on Feb. 21 with a $18,900 bond.