Three suspected meth dealers arrested

by Wes Mayer

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Johnson, McElwaney, Finley


Two men and a woman believed to be methamphetamine dealers were arrested by Coweta County drug investigators Friday, according to authorities.

Around 10:08 a.m. investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Suppression Unit served a search warrant at the home of Denver Dan McElwaney, 34, at 75 Peachtree Lane, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office.

Two confidential informants had purchased methamphetamine from McElwaney at the residence, Yarbrough said. According to Yarbrough, during the search, investigators found and arrested two others, Sherry Darlene Johnson, 25, and Scott Anthony Finley, 42. Johnson was upstairs and was taken into custody without incident, and Finley was later found hiding in the basement. McElwaney attempt to flee out the back of the home, Yarbrough said, but ran right into officers.

Inside the residence, investigators found multiple baggies containing suspected methamphetamine along with drug-related materials such as syringes and a digital scale, Yarbrough said. A baggie containing a misdemeanor amount of marijuana was also located.

All three told investigators they were working together, so they were each charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Yarbrough said. McElwaney was additionally charged for two counts of the sale of meth, possession of marijuana and a violation of probation. All three were transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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