OXFORD, Ga. — On Tuesday, Sept. 26 around Noon, Newton County deputies responded to a call about suspicious activity at the Texaco located off Hwy 81 North in Oxford. Deputies spoke with the occupants upon arrival of a U-Haul parked outside of the Texaco, per a statement from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
The deputies were given consent to search the U-Haul. During the search, a small amount of fentanyl was found, a NCSO statement said.
Then, the Criminal Investigations Division and Special Investigations arrived on the scene and conducted a thorough investigation. A search warrant was obtained and a small amount of meth was found in the vehicle along with a firearm, according to NCSO’s statement.
Four individuals were arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of meth and possession of fentanyl.
The four individuals arrested were Germany Caldwell of Conyers, Arthur Bowden of Covington, Christopher Cartee of Atlanta and Ashley Armistead of Covington.