6 arrested for selling drugs to students

by Wes Mayer / wesley@newnan.com

Six people are under arrest for the sale and distribution of large quantities of marijuana around Coweta County, including to high school students.

In addit ion to the six arrested Thursday, the wife of one of two suspects still at large was arrested on misdemeanor drug charges and an outstanding court warrant.

According to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office, investigators with the Crime Suppression Unit have been working on this case for the past three months. Suspects are still being sought, and Inv. Jon Stanford is the primary investigator in the case.

The six people arrested - Haylie Marie Lyons, 20; Tyler Shane Goldsborough, 17; Rashad Lee Hinkson, 18; Abed Elrahman Said, 19; Justin Cody Hammond, 19; and Dylan Taylor Hester, 17 - were charged with selling and distributing marijuana to students at Northgate High School and East Coweta High School. The charges were all felonies for conspiracy to commit a crime.

Two other suspects, Sean Michael Flanagan and Benjamin Krilla, are still wanted by investigators. According to Yarbrough, investigators also arrested Flanagan's wife, Elizabeth Michel Flanagan, 43, on Thursday for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Investigators found her at home when they arrived to arrest her husband.

Suspects arrested earlier in this investigation helped identify the six people arrested Thursday.

After interviewing Thursday's suspects, investigators have information leading to even more arrests, Yarbrough said.



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