Jarquavious Arkeen Stamey, 18, of 24 Zona Kay Circle, is charged with two counts of the sale of marijuana, two counts of felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and one count of felony possession of marijuana.
Led by the Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force, officers from the Rome Police Department, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Floyd County Police Department joined together in teams to serve the bench warrants, which were the result of a special grand jury convened in August.
A total of 54 indictments were handed down, and some of those wanted were already in jail, said John Barnett, commander of the Task Force.
During the roundup, police also found additional drugs — methamphetamine, crack and marijuana — as well as a firearm, Barnette said.
The officers began before dawn, convening at the Task Force offices then branching out in teams to make the arrests.
Stamey was arrested during the 6 a.m. hour, when it was still dark outside.
Last week, Stamey was one of Pepperell’s top players, running for 148 yards on 20 carries, and he scored a touchdown in last week’s loss to Cedartown.
He was being held in the Floyd County Jail without bond.
Stamey is the second prominent prep football player to be arrested in the past month.
Janier Ferguson, a senior running back with Coosa High School, was arrested on Aug. 28 and charged with two counts of felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, two counts of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and one count of felony sale of marijuana.