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Investigation busts meth headquarters in hotel room

CONYERS - Four people have been arrested for selling a large amount of methamphetamine while using a hotel room in Rockdale County as their base of operations.

Monica Eggers, 47, Amber Eggers, 30, Ronald Lee Haney, 30, and Harvey Lee Couch, 48, were arrested Friday, Sept. 11, around 11:30 p.m. following a two month investigation by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), says a spokesperson for the RCSO.

Couch, out of Kentucky, and Haney, out of Milner, Georgia, were spotted in the parking lot of the Country Inn and Suites, 1312 Old Covington Hwy, Conyers, speaking to an unknown male who was driving a Ford Grand Marquis. Couch, who was carrying a book bag, drove away with the male leaving Haney behind at the hotel.

The car was followed by deputies and subsequently stopped for a traffic violation on state route 138. A K-9 officer was brought in to inspect the vehicle and discovered meth in the book bag that was being carried by Couch.

Couch admitted that the book bag and its contents belonged to him, says the RCSO spokesperson. The male driver was allowed to leave without any citation.

Haney, Monica Eggers and Amber Eggers were arrested back at the Country Inn and Suites room where the quartet was staying. A search of the room found measuring scales, $7,215 in cash, and several grams of meth. A 9-millimeter handgun was also discovered being carried by Haney.

In total, the RCSO collected about 455 grams of meth from all four suspects. That's about a one pound of meth, says the RCSO spokesperson.

Conyers residents Monica Eggers and Amber Eggers, who are mother and daughter, became prime targets of the meth investigation after the RCSO received a tip from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) about meth being distributed from Rockdale. An arrest suspect told NCSO about the mother and daughter selling meth.

The group of meth dealers was traveling from their motel room in Rockdale to a similar motel room in Newton County when conducting deals in that area.

All four suspects are being charged with trafficking an illegal drug.