Former Community Advocate Arrested on Drug Charges in Bibb County

Former Community Advocate Arrested on Drug Charges in Bibb County
Venice Renee Hillman

On March 13, 2024, Venice Renee Hillman was arrested by Bibb County Sheriff Deputies and charged with purchase, possession, and distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. She was also charged with possession of a firearm during commission of or attempt to commit a felony.

In 2021, Hillman gained media attention as a mother who stood up to gun violence after her son, Quinterious Hillman, was shot and killed in a double homicide. At the time, she aimed to make a difference in the lives of children and started a nonprofit group, Man Man’s Dream, in honor of her son.

UPDATE – April 1, 2024: In an interview conducted on Monday, April 1, 2024, Venice Renee Hillman spoke out over the phone regarding her recent arrest. Hillman, who has posted bond and been released from jail, asserted her innocence and declared her intent to contest the charges against her.

According to Hillman, she was ensnared in a police raid at a friend’s residence, where she had been offering assistance. She vehemently denied any involvement in illicit activities or drug-related offenses that allegedly occurred at the location.

We found Hillman to be honest hearted and committed to helping her community through her advocacy work. Hillman has endured significant hardship, having tragically lost both her son and daughter within a short span of time. That experience has fueled her determination to support and assist the youths in the community.

Attempts to obtain a comment from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office have been made, but as of now, no response has been received.

To read more about the Man Man’s Dream non-profit organization, click here.

UPDATE #2 – April 24, 2024: Ms. Hillman’s charges have been dropped.