Lovelace Street shooting victim arrested for drugs

by Wes Mayer

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Jerome “Spanky” Grier Jr. was injured in a shooting in late March on Lovelace Street.


The first victim in the series of shootings that stunned Coweta County in March and April was arrested Wednesday after investigators with the Newnan Police Department searched his home and discovered two types of narcotics in his possession.

Jerome “Spanky” Grier Jr. was injured in a shooting in late March on Lovelace Street in Newnan – that same day, two other men were killed and one was injured on Maryann Street. Soon after, two more men were injured in gun violence and another was killed in Newnan.

On Wednesday around 8:30 a.m., investigators with the police department's drug and vice unit served a search warrant at Grier’s home on the 10-block of Ray Street, said Sgt. Denver Atwood with the unit. Inside, authorities found Grier and the two illegal narcotic substances in the room.

One of the substances found in Grier’s possession was a “cookie,” or a chunk, of crack cocaine, estimated around a quarter ounce, Atwood said. The other was a rock that tested positively for both methamphetamine and cocaine, which was sent to labs for testing.

It appeared as though Grier had attempted to cook Molly – MDMA – but it looked like he burned it instead, Atwood said. Investigators also seized $835 found in Grier’s possession.

Grier was not charged with manufacturing narcotics, but he was charged with both possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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