3 arrested with five pounds of marijuana

by Wes Mayer

Coweta investigators arrested two men and a woman Thursday after discovering a total of five pounds of marijuana in their possession, according to authorities.

After a confidential informant made a purchase of marijuana from the homeowners, investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit obtained and issued a search warrant around 6 p.m. at the home on the 100-block of Chestnut Drive, said Inv. John Curtis. At the residence, investigators found Gregory Stephen Newsome, 25, and the two homeowners, Alex Lamond Holloway, 26, and Brandy Lynn Hudson, 24, Curtis said.

According to Curtis, investigators discovered a hidden stash of marijuana under a rug in the home. Underneath the rug, investigators found a covered grate that held a white bucket. Inside that bucket, they found about a pound of marijuana and 22 oxycodone pills, Curtis said.

Also, during their investigation, Deputy Troy Foles’ search dog, Ruger, detected something inside Newsome’s Nissan Maxima, Curtis said. Investigators opened the trunk and found another four pounds of marijuana inside.

All three suspects were charged for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and Holloway and Hudson were additionally charged for the possession of a schedule II controlled substance, oxycodone, Curtis said.



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