A member of the Maysville City Council has been arrested after allegedly giving prescription pain medication to a friend to sell.
Rebecca McNeely, 57, 126 Freeman Drive, was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act by distributing a controlled substance.
McNeely first called the Maysville Police Department to report that she loaned a male friend jewelry and he had not returned it. During the conversation with the police officer, she said that she had also given the friend 10 Lortab pills to sell because she needed the money. She told the officer that her water and electricity had been cut off.
The police department contacted the friend who confirmed that McNeely had given him the pain medication and that he had sold it.
During McNeely’s conversation with the police officer, she also reported that the male friend had accompanied her to a meeting she attended in Savannah on behalf of the City of Maysville. McNeely was earlier criticized by the mayor for not attending classes during the conference. She was asked to repay the city for the costs related to attending the conference.