Four arrested on meth possession, theft charges

by Wes Mayer

Four people were arrested Wednesday after Coweta County investigators observed a possible drug deal.

Around 7:30 p.m., investigators with the Coweta County Crime Suppression Unit were in the area of 50 Bullsboro Drive when they witnessed what was believed to be an illegal drug transaction involving a gray Chevrolet Cruze with a Florida tag, said Capt. John Lewis with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators checked the Cruze’s registration and found it was reported stolen to the Newnan Police Department by Hertz Rent-a-Car.

According to Lewis, investigators performed a traffic stop and identified four occupants in the vehicle — Dustin Scott Parrott, 22, Crystal Elizabeth Parrott, 35, Halie Elizabeth McKnight, 27, and Ashley Elizabeth Harbin, 24. Harbin is also known as Ashley Key, and both she and Dustin Parrott had active warrants for their arrest from other counties.

Inside the vehicle, investigators located an amount of methamphetamine and some prescription medication. Due to the packaging of the methamphetamine, investigators had reason to believe the suspect had intent to distribute it, Lewis said.

Crystal Parrott was charged with theft by taking motor vehicle; Dustin Parrott was charged with theft by receiving motor vehicle, driving on a suspended driver’s license, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and with the active warrant out of Fayette County; Harbin was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and with the active warrant out of Meriwether County; and McKnight was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. All four were transported to the Coweta County Jail.



More Local

Gross winner in Reebok Open

Coweta teenager a world-class CrossFitter

Coweta teen Morgan Gross is the top scorer in the world in her division in the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Open. Gross outscored thousands of Cross ... Read More


International literary group tours Moreland

Moreland played host for a group of Australian literary enthusiasts who are currently participating in the Southern Literary Trail. The goal ... Read More


Newnan location highlighted

Genealogical Society holds soft opening in new facility

After weeks of moving, remodeling and organizing, the Coweta County Genealogical Society held its soft opening this week at its new location ... Read More


Newnan Boys and Girls Club has Power of Words

By Wes Mayer wesley@newnan.com Two members of the Newnan Coweta Boys and Girls Club will be heading to Atlanta next week to show off their p ... Read More


First triplets born at new Piedmont

Until Monday, Piedmont Newnan Hospital had yet to see any triplets born at its new facility, which opened in 2012. That all changed when Mar ... Read More

Steakholders restaurant closes doors

Newnan restaurant Steakholders has closed, and its owners say they are thankful for the opportunity they had to serve the community. “ ... Read More