Man arrested for selling drugs in CVS parking lot

by Wes Mayer

alt

Albert Wayne Adair, 67, was charged for the possession of narcotics with intent to distribute after he was recorded selling oxycodone and after various prescription medications were discovered in his vehicle. 


A man was arrested Thursday for selling drugs out of his vehicle in a CVS pharmacy parking lot. The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a suspect who was at the CVS pharmacy at 2305 Hwy. 34, said sheriff’s Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough. The case was turned over to investigators Victor McPhie and John Curtis with the Crime Suppression Unit, and around 2:45 p.m., a confidential informant was able to record a purchase of oxycodone from the suspect, Albert Wayne Adair, 67, who was arrested shortly after. Investigators discovered five different bottles of prescription medications in Adair’s possession, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, all from different pharmacies and doctors, Yarbrough said.

Adair was charged for the possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and for the sale of oxycodone.

“He had his own little drug store in the parking lot,” Yarbrough said. In a separate case, three people were arrested for the possession of marijuana late Thursday. Around 7:30 p.m., Deputy Jeff Bugg pulled over a vehicle for following too closely to another vehicle around mile marker 36 on I-85 southbound, Yarbrough said.

When Bugg approached the vehicle, he could detect a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside. Bugg received permission to search the vehicle and more than a half-pound of marijuana was discovered in a pocket book in the back seat. More than $1,200 in cash was also discovered, Yarbrough said.

The three in the vehicle, Kendarious Marqeke Jones, 20, Shanetris Deatra Jones, 23, and David Earl Kelly, 26, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and transported to the Coweta County Jail. Kendarious Jones, who was driving, was additionally charged for following too closely, according to jail records.



More Local

Main Street Newnan

‘Rio 2’ on big screen at park Friday

Main Street Newnan is holding its second Screen on the Green outdoor family movie Friday as part of August’s First Friday event, &ldqu ... Read More


Effort seeks support for ‘Common Law Grand Jury'

Citizens from across Georgia will be gathering in Ringgold today in an effort to have “Common Law Grand Juries” in each county. ... Read More


Roundabout proposed for Hwys. 54/16 intersection

A traffic roundabout is proposed to replace the four-way stop at the intersection of Georgia Highways 54 and 16 between the towns of Sharpsb ... Read More


Suspect in year-old Troup robbery arrested

By Wes Mayer wesley@newnan.com The man suspected of robbing a barbecue restaurant in LaGrange just more than a year ago has finally been arr ... Read More


Grantville seeks budget solutions

While media from metro Atlanta television outlets were in attendance for Monday’s city council meeting in Grantville about an expected ... Read More

Coweta schools welcome 101 new teachers

The Coweta County School System welcomed 101 new teachers at its annual new teacher orientation earlier this week. In his remarks to the new ... Read More