The Rome News Tribune reported earlier this week that Summerville Attorney Bobby Lee Cook has purchased property in down-town Rome.

The property was once owned by Mario Armas, who pled guilty in Rome’s federal court in October 2007 to money laundering and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Cook said he did not have any dramatic plans for the property and said if the current tenants Harbin Clinic and Victorian Rose Tea Room & Cafe wanted to stay in the buildings, they could

Cook was the high bidder on the property at $475,000, according to the Rome paper.  The U.S. Marshall’s Service has seven days to accept the bid.  The auction was held last Friday.