According to Police Chief Charles Stafford, APD investigators made the arrests after conducting a weeklong undercover narcotics investigation. The investigation culminated when authorities searched a local hotel and recovered U.S. currency, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription medication. Investigators also found a law enforcement jacket belonging to a local agency.
During the investigation, officials discovered that one of the suspects was wanted for escape out of Newton County. Taffy Michelle Rogers, 29, of Newton County was charged with possession of methamphetamine, theft by receiving stolen property, forgery in the first degree, giving false name and date of birth to a law enforcement officer and the outstanding arrest warrant for escape.
Other arrested individuals were:
• Wesley Granville Wilson, 59, of 5516 Fairmount Highway, Calhoun, who was charged with possession of methadone with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine.
• Priscilla Couch, 46, of 304 Mt. Vernon Drive, Calhoun; Robert McEntire, 38, of 118 Cherry St., Calhoun; and Nathan Emery Howard, 22, of 4143 Highway 411, Kingston, were charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Stafford in a Thursday news release said the five were being held in the Bartow County Jail pending a bond, and that more charges could follow.