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.



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