Two arrested after three month narcotics investigation


COWETA & MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. – Members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Newnan Police Department, the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration concluded a three month joint narcotics investigation Tuesday resulting in the arrest of 42-year-old Terry Hicks and 40-year-old Leroy Lewis.

During the course of the investigation, agents began purchasing substantial amounts of crystal methamphetamine directly from Terry Hicks in Woodbury, Georgia. Throughout the investigation, surveillance was conducted during the purchases and led agents to Hicks home on Melson Drive Newnan, Georgia. Agents furthered the investigation and began making purchases of methamphetamine from Leroy Lewis, a known associate of Terry Hicks. Throughout the investigation, over twenty ounces of suspected methamphetamine was purchased utilizing undercover techniques.

As a result of this investigation, a search warrant was conducted at the home on Melson Drive in Newnan, Georgia by the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Newnan Police Department. A firearm was recovered at the residence and less than one ounce of suspected marijuana.

Hicks is charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine. Lewis is charged with one count of trafficking methamphetamine. Other charges and arrests are expected as a result of this investigation. Both suspects are currently incarcerated and no bond has been set at this time.

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