Two former Canes arrested in drug investigation
by Jessica Loeding
Jul 31, 2013 | 5954 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two former Cartersville High School baseball players were arrested last week as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

Garrison Thomas Boston, 22, and Lee Harris Battle, 20, both of Cartersville, were charged by Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force agents on July 25.

DTF Commander Capt. Mark Mayton said Tuesday that the two were arrested as part of a roughly three-month investigation that resulted in the arrests of 15 to 20 people.

Those arrested were involved in the sale of marijuana and ecstasy, or “molly,” a purer form of MDMA, Mayton said.

Boston was charged with distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, sale of marijuana and distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. Battle was charged with sale of marijuana.

Boston was a second baseman for the Purple Hurricanes, winning two state titles with the team. He was also a member of the Senior League World Series champions. Boston went on to play one year at Northwest Florida State College, but was not listed with the college for a second year.

Battle also played with the Canes, contributing as a pitcher.

Details on the operation were not available Tuesday. Mayton said more information will be forthcoming as the investigation is ongoing.