Ernesto Javier Murillo Betancourt

Cartersville Police arrested 27-year-old Ernesto Javier Murillo Betancourt of Cartersville outside of The Local Bar and Grill early Sunday morning for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

An off-duty officer stated he saw Betancourt trying to sell come to an unknown male in the bathroom.

After the officer identified himself, he said he had to chase Betancourt to the parking lot.

An investigation reportedly yielded seven small baggies of suspected cocaine and ready for sale in Betancourt’s backpack.

He got out later that morning on a $6,500 bond.