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Authorities: 911 center operator, husband arrested for growing pot

DAWSONVILLE — A Dawson County 911 dispatcher was set to turn herself in to local authorities Tuesday in connection with allegedly growing marijuana with her husband at their home.

Sara Lynn Reeves will be charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, according to Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

Her husband, Phillip Johnathan Reeves, was arrested Friday following an undercover sting conducted by the sheriff's drug unit.

Phillip Reeves, 30, of Dawsonville has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana, obstruction of officer and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

"A search warrant was obtained for his residence, where marijuana was found growing in the residence," Carlisle said.

Investigators found two suspected marijuana plants growing inside the home.

Sara Reeves, who had worked at the 911 center in the Dawson County Jail since June 2015, was fired Monday.

Carlisle said a deal was made for her to surrender Tuesday in order for her to make arrangements for her children to be cared for while she was in custody.