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      Two arrested after drug bust at Rome motel

      Mayoh Bennett-Cunningham

      Two people were arrested in Rome following a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal drugs.

      Rome Police searched room 212 of the Econo Lodge on East Whitesboro Street in Rome and recovered 30 bags of heroin packaged for sale, 11.3 grams of unpackaged heroin, 5.6 grams of cocaine and 4.4 grams of marijuana. Officers also recovered packaging material, drug paraphernalia and cash.

      28-year-old Kent G. ??Buddha?? Burgess and 27-year-old Mayoh Bennett-Cunningham were arrested and charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia. Burgess was also charged on a warrant for false personation.