Suspected cocaine dealers busted

by Wes Mayer

The Newnan Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit served a search warrant New Year’s Eve and arrested two people suspected of dealing cocaine.

Around 6:45 a.m., investigators in the police department’s drug unit served a warrant at the Newnan Housing Authority apartments on the 100-block of Mule Street, said Sgt. Mark Cooper with the Newnan Police Department. Inside, investigators found the two suspects, Stephanie Nakya Geter, 25, and Stanley Marquez Florence, 28, still asleep, Cooper said, and they were taken into custody.

Inside the apartment, investigators found around half an ounce of crack cocaine packaged in separate, small plastic baggies, Cooper said — hidden inside a tennis shoe. Investigators also found a large amount of cash, a small amount of marijuana and pistol inside the residence, Cooper said.

Both Geter and Florence denied responsibility for the items, Cooper said, so they were both charged for the possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Florence, a convicted felon, was additionally charged for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Cooper said. Both were transported to the Coweta County jail.

There were two children in the residence, and they were turned over to a grandmother, Cooper said.

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