Retired teacher busted for 25 lbs. of pot, $30K in cash


A retired school teacher who taught previously in Coweta and Fayette counties was busted Dec. 2 when a Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop found Craig Blount Humphrey in possession of 25 pounds of “high grade” marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-six year-old Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, was pulled over Friday night on Freestone Drive off Ga. Highway 154 after a deputy followed him from the area of Ga. highways 34 and 54 in east Coweta after observing his truck weaving in the roadway, according to Maj. James Yarbrough.

While speaking with Humphrey the deputy noticed a bag of marijuana that Humphrey was sitting on was exposed as the he shifted in his seat, Yarbrough said.

A search of the vehicle revealed two duffel bags containing marijuana in the cab of the truck behind Humphrey and another duffel bag in the passenger area, said Yarbrough. What the deputy found was approximately 25 pounds of “high grade” marijuana and approximately $30,000 in cash, Yarbrough said.
Humphrey was charged with trafficking in marijuana, failure to maintain lane and improper display of a license plate, Yarbrough said.

Yarbrough said Humphrey initially told deputies he was a teacher in Fayette County. But that is not the case, according to representatives from the Coweta and Fayette school systems.

Coweta County School System spokesperson Dean Jackson said Humphrey taught in Coweta early in his career. Humphrey then taught in Fayette County at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City until 2000, according to Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Humphrey then returned to Coweta in 2000, first teaching social studies at East Coweta Middle School and then at the Central Educational Center in Newnan until he retired in 2006, Jackson said.