Suspected drug dealers make wrong calls

by Wes Mayer

alt


Two suspected drug dealers were arrested by Coweta authorities Saturday after a number of hang-up 911 calls were traced to their neighborhood.

On Friday, Coweta County 911 operators began receiving a number of hang-up calls from what appeared to be a cell phone, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. According to Yarbrough, the caller would immediately hang up, and operators were unable to reach the caller.

Investigators were able to work with the cell phone company to trace its location, Yarbrough said, and on Saturday around 7:30 a.m. the phone call was traced to the 100 block of Witcher Circle. There investigators found Jerry Lamar Hines, 48, who had a felony warrant for his arrest in Heard County and was taken into custody, Yarbrough said.

Hines was able to direct investigators to James Arthur Coalson, 37, and Charles Gordon Hardy, 42, whom he said made the calls, on the 100-block of Lake Circle in the Meadowview neighborhood off Welcome-to-Arnco Road. According to Yarbrough, investigators located Coalson and Hardy, and Coalson admitted to making the 911 hang-up calls while high on marijuana. Both men were searched, and investigators found about 30 grams of marijuana on each of them along with numerous small plastic baggies, grinders and scales.

Both men were charged with the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and Coalson was additionally charged with harassing calls to 911.



More Local

Shenandoah developer

Herman Russell dead at 83

Pioneering black real estate developer Herman J. Russell, one of the partners behind the Shenandoah project in Coweta County, died Saturday. ... Read More


UPDATE - Clark Street to be closed for sidewalk work on Friday

Clark Street on the north side of downtown Newnan will be closed during business hours on Friday and not Thursday as originally announced. N ... Read More


Three community Thanksgiving meals offered

Community dinners will be served at three different locations on Thanksgiving day: Westside Church of Christ on Westside School Road, Newnan ... Read More


Man accused of molesting two girls

A man accused of molesting two young girls was arrested by authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Darwin River ... Read More


Identity fraud suspect arrested in Clayton County

A man suspected of stealing a Coweta County woman’s identity to apply for credit cards was arrested Monday following an investigation ... Read More

Meals on Wheels

Outreach gifting certificates to Christmas donors

To thank everyone who donates this Christmas, Meals on Wheels of Coweta will be providing Christmas gift certificates – which can be m ... Read More