Coweta Crime

Police on lookout for 2 drug suspects

by John A. Winters

Coweta County authorities are searching for two men who abandoned their car containing nearly five pounds of marijuana after a car chase Tuesday on East Broad Street in Newnan.

Coweta Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff Bugg spotted a Toyota Camry near the round-about at Greison Trail around 2 p.m., said Investigator Edwin Rivera. The vehicle was not staying in its lane and went up on the curb of the round-about.

Bugg turned on his lights and did a traffic stop on East Broad Street. However, as soon as the deputy got behind the other car, the driver took off, Rivera said. Bugg followed the vehicle and attempted to disable it and was successful in spinning it out near the power substation on East Broad.

At that point, a passenger in the vehicle jumped out and fled. The Toyota then headed back eastbound on East Broad and went through the Highland Apartments area and got onto Ball Street.

“The driver lost control somewhere on Ball Street and went into a very deep ditch,” Rivera said. “It was so deep we drove right past it. By the time we got back, the driver had fled.”

Investigators found 4.8 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle, which was a rental.

“It’s an ongoing investigation, and we have some leads,” Rivera said. “The passenger is a black male with dreadlocks in his late teens to early twenties. The driver is a short black male, about five feet, four inches tall, with short hair.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office tip line at  770-253-2324 or the sheriff’s office at 770-253-1502.


More Local

Cuts would most affect bus drivers, cafeteria workers

The proposed health care cuts by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal are hitting close to home, and some Coweta County School System employees are faci ... Read More


Newnan Police on lookout for robbery suspect

Newnan police are on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing the CVS Pharmacy on Temple Avenue at gunpoint Saturday. About 7:20 a.m., Off ... Read More


NPD arrests two shooting suspects

On Sunday, authorities with the Newnan Police Department arrested two men believed to be involved in two shootings that occurred over the la ... Read More


Grantville merges with county emergency dispatch

During Monday’s city council meeting, the city of Grantville voted to sign a memorandum of understanding to integrate its computer aid ... Read More


Marijuana odor leads to arrests of wanted men

Senoia police arrested four men Sunday after an officer noticed how strongly they smelled of marijuana in a convenience store. About 12:30 a ... Read More

Edwards receives President’s Award from GTA

Tavores Edwards, Coweta’s transportation manager, is the 2014 recipient of the Georgia Transit Association’s President’s A ... Read More