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Crime & Courts

DeKalb police: Domestic violence call led to drug charges

Terrance Coleman, dob 12/28/91
Terrance Coleman, of DeKalb, was charged with delivering heroin and marijuana.
Terrance Coleman, dob 12/28/91 Terrance Coleman, of DeKalb, was charged with delivering heroin and marijuana.

DeKALB – DeKalb police say they found cocaine and marijuana in a Kool-Aid container outside a window when they went to Terrance C. Coleman's apartment in February to investigate a domestic dispute.

Coleman, 22, of the 800 block of Pappas Drive in DeKalb, was charged with aggravated domestic battery for allegedly trying to strangle a woman on Feb. 18, authorities said. When police talked with him then, he denied the drugs in the Kool-Aid container were his, but technicians at the state crime lab found his fingerprints on the packaging, DeKalb Detective Lt. Bob Redel said.

Coleman appeared in court Saturday after being arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana. The most serious charge he faces typically is punishable with up to 15 years in prison.

Coleman remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday unable to post 10 percent of his $50,000 bond. He is next due in court on the drug charges Thursday and on the aggravated domestic battery case Sept. 17.

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