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.



More Local

Wounded warriors to cycle through Newnan

By W. Winston Skinner winston@newnan.com Approximately 120 wounded warriors and supporters will bicycle into Newnan on Sunday and enjoy lunc ... Read More


New feature page begins on Sunday

On Sunday, a new feature page will be coming to The Newnan Times-Herald, replacing the Mini Page in the Focus on Education section. Kid Scoo ... Read More


At the pumps

Gas prices expected to rise steadily

By Sarah Fay Campbell sarah@newnan.com Gasoline prices have been creeping up steadily since early January, and prices are expected to rise ... Read More


Hamilton Bohannon

Newnan celebrity honored by Senate

A Newnan celebrity was honored by the Georgia Senate Thursday for his decades of contributions to the music industry. Hamilton Bohannon, who ... Read More


Senator, teacher challenge new US history course

The controversy over the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course has come to Georgia. Last week, the senior vice president for AP and ... Read More

Woman arrested after narcotics found in privates

A woman received a few extra charges Tuesday after Coweta County authorities arrested her for violating her parole and found she was carryin ... Read More