Our network

Crime

Man transporting meth lab gets busted at PTC Wal-Mart

Man transporting meth lab gets busted at PTC Wal-Mart

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Peachtree City Police have arrested Steve McLeroy of Newnan for manufacturing methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, obstructing officers and reckless conduct.

Authorities responded to the Wal-Mart on 2717 West Highway 54 on Tuesday after they got a report of a suspect wearing a backpack and acting suspiciously inside the location.

Police met with the suspect, searched his backpack and found “ a small amount of marijuana and a home-made portable device used to manufacture methamphetamines”.

McLeroy was apprehended at the scene and is being held in the Fayette County Jail; he is awaiting bond.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Drug tip results in three arrests at motel

Drug tip results in three arrests at motel

NEWNAN, Ga. – Earlier today, the Coweta County Sherriff’s Office received a tip from an informant that drugs were being dealt from a room in the Super 8 Motel on U.S. 29. Three people have been arrested on drug charges after Coweta authorities caught them in the act.

For the full Times-Herald story, click here.  

Illegal aliens arrested in Newnan 'shot house,' fraudulent tax return operation

NEWNAN – Earlier this week, five people were arrested for operating a “shot house”, that house the illegal sale of alcohol and a fraudulent tax return operation. Maria Garcia-Torres, 39; Mario Giron, 22; and Vincente Yoval-Martinez, 39, were all arrested for disorderly house and Benito Villanueva, 58; and Sara Martinez Aguilar, 49, were charged with sale of alcohol without a license.

According to Coweta County authorities the people are believed to be undocumented, illegal aliens. The authorities were tipped off about this house while investigating a separate incident, involving a fatal shooting earlier that day.

Newnan Police Warm of Scam Alarm Salesmen

Due to complaints of illegitimate home security salesmen canvassing local neighborhoods, Newnan police want to warn residents of alarm scams. Beware of door-to-door home security scams. Residents who have fallen for this scam have experienced consequences like: double bills, non-working security systems, and a hard time trying to get their situation fixed. Newnan Police are advising their residents not to change their security provider without calling their original provider. 

There are several signs of an alarm scam which include:

1. Offering free upgrades or equipment. They might claim that your system is analog and will quit working. This is not true.

2. Claiming that your provider is out of business.

3.