Crime Beat

Drug sting leads to 3 arrests for meth

by WES MAYER

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Inside the vehicle, three fourths of an ounce of methamphetamine, a scale and measuring tools, a pipe, and three cell phones suspected of being used for setting up a drug transaction were found.

Two men and a woman were arrested Friday after making the mistake of selling methamphetamine to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit. 

The CSU set up a drug deal with the three suspects, Sarah Eloise Carpenter, John Murray Rule and Matthew Sanford Coley, and the undercover investigators purchased half an ounce of meth from them around 9:45 p.m. Friday. The vehicle in which the three were traveling was pulled over shortly afterwards on Nectarine Drive, said Lt. Col. James Yarbrough of the sheriff’s office.

Inside the vehicle, an additional fourth of an ounce of meth was found, along with a scale, measuring tools and a pipe for smoking meth. According to Yarbrough, text messaging conversations about selling meth were found on the suspects’ cell phones as well.

The three were charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute — one for the initial deal with the CSU and a second for the additional meth found in the vehicle. The three were also charged with communications facility use in a drug transaction. Carpenter, a Sharpsburg resident, is in an even worse position because she was recently put on bond after being arrested for similar crimes, Yarbrough said. 




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