Three arrested for alleged narcotics drug deal

by Wes Mayer

Two men and a woman were arrested Tuesday after they were caught making a drug deal red-handed, according to local law enforcement authorities.

Around 7:30 p.m., investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit, having received information about a couple selling drugs, observed a man buy something from a woman staying at the Home Lodge on U.S. Highway 29, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office.

Investigators followed the man, later identified as Robert Keith Carter, 49, and pulled him over, Yarbrough said.

Investigators found Carter had purchased two types of pills from the woman, Yarbrough said, and he was charged for two counts of possession of narcotics — a schedule III controlled substance, hydrocodone, and a schedule IV controlled substance, Xanax. With the evidence, the investigators then made a visit to the woman’s room.

The woman was identified as Amanda Jean Bowman, 28, who was staying with Christopher Paul Hutchins, 38, and their six-year-old child, Yarbrough said. Investigators were allowed entry into the room, and Bowman and Hutchins were taken into custody.

Inside the room, investigators found 41 Xanax, 16 hydrocodone and a few other pills which have not been identified yet, Yarbrough said. Investigators also found a misdemeanor amount of marijuana. Bowman was charged for two counts of the sale and possession of narcotics with intent, and Hutchins was charged for two counts of possession of narcotics and one count of possession of marijuana. All three were transported to the Coweta County jail.

The child was turned over the relatives after Bowman and Hutchins were arrested.



More Local

Benghazi

CIA security operator in Newnan for book tour

This week, Cowetans got the opportunity to discuss the 2012 Benghazi attack with a true expert on the subject, one of the private security c ... Read More


‘First Love’ getaway contest

Jackon’s high school ride part of museum exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s special exhibition, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, has been extended ... Read More


Major changes proposed for Xpress Bus routes

Major changes are being proposed to the routes that the Xpress Bus service takes through downtown Atlanta, and bus riders have until Feb. 16 ... Read More


‘Flies at the Well’ to be staged in Michigan

“Flies at the Well,” Jeff Bishop’s play about the 1948 John Wallace murder case, is to be staged in April in Michigan. Joa ... Read More


UPDATE: 20-year-old no longer missing

UPDATE: Ryan White has made contact with his family and is safe, according to Investigator Donnie Payne with the Coweta County Sheriff's Off ... Read More

Mayor's Luncheon

Ga. State professor shares insights on economy

The days of using unemployment rates as an indicator of good economic health are long gone, according to Rajeev Dhawan, director and profess ... Read More