Four arrested for meth by East Newnan Lake
by Wesley Mayer
Four people were arrested Wednesday after they were discovered with methamphetamine near East Newnan Lake on East Gordon Road.
After the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office received word of suspicious people in the area, deputies were dispatched to investigate, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough said. Deputy Joe Evans who was working K-9 training for the Department of Corrections was already in the area, and when authorities arrived they found Stephanie Ann O’Neal, 38, and Richard Anthony Arrington, 41, in the woods. Arrington’s vehicle was parked nearby, and authorities received consent to search the vehicle.
Inside, authorities found four small bags of methamphetamine and both O’Neal and Arrington were charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, Yarbrough said.
Authorities then found Terry Lee Warren, 40, and Judy Deanna Stephens, 29, by the lake. As authorities approached, the two threw small plastic bags into the water, Yarbrough said. Warren and Stephens were placed in handcuffs and the bags, containing methamphetamine and marijuana, were fished out of the lake.
Warren was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, and Stephens was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of marijuana.