Four arrested for cocaine trafficking

by Wes Mayer

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Two drug busts, one by Coweta County and one by Newnan authorities, sent four people to jail Wednesday for trafficking cocaine.

The county bust happened Wednesday on the 100-block of Stella Wynn Road. According to Sgt. Vic McPhie with the Coweta County Crime Suppression Unit, after receiving multiple complaints about large amounts of drug activity, the CSU had a confidential informant visit the home and make a purchase from the two women inside, Annie Veronica Wilkes, 65, and Gloria Jean Anthony, 47.

The CSU then turned around and busted the home, McPhie said, and inside, they found 184 individually packaged crack cocaine rocks, weighing 42.8 grams - about 1.5 ounces.

'Any amount of cocaine weighing more than 28 grams is considered trafficking,' McPhie said.

While investigators were searching the home, Darius Bernard Daniel, 30, pulled into the driveway. Daniel was delivering even more crack cocaine to the two women, McPhie said, and he was quickly taken into custody. After searching his vehicle, the CSU found around three more ounces of crack cocaine in his possession.

With a total of almost five ounces of crack cocaine, all three were charged for trafficking and transported to the Coweta County jail - Anthony was additionally charged for a violation of probation by the Superior Court.

- Around 8:30 p.m., another bust was made by Newnan Police officers in the Westgate neighborhood. Police received a warrant to search the home of Admund Perce Johnson, 31, on Midland Park Lane, said Sgt. Mark Cooper with the police department.

Apparently, when Johnson heard police were coming, he ran through his back yard and threw a black plastic grocery bag over the fence, Cooper said. Unfortunately for Johnson, the bag landed about 5 feet away from some Coweta Sheriff's Office deputies, and Johnson didn't fool anybody.

'We just happened to have some deputies standing in the back,' Cooper said. 'It was actually nice of him to do that for us.'

Inside the bag, police found about one ounce of crack cocaine, half an ounce of powdered cocaine, less than half an ounce of methamphetamine, and about half an ounce of marijuana, Cooper said. There were also some digital scales and paper wrappers.

Johnson was charged with trafficking cocaine, and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to distribute. He was transported to the county jail.



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