Mass Arrests at a Party Bring Controversy in Georgia

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Cops showed up at a party in Georgia about 2:30am Sunday to investigate a complaint of shots fired, and when all was said and done, more than 60 people were arrested, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Now, controversy has ensued over whether the officers in Cartersville overreacted. Many of those detained tell WSB-TV that they were unfairly arrested because officers smelled pot and nobody would own up to having it. 

They ended up charged with a single count of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, reports the Daily Tribune News. "All the subjects at the residence were placed under arrest for the possession of the suspected marijuana, which was within everyone's reach or control," says Maj. Mark Mayton of the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force.

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