Dublin man arrested in 'meth candy' case, charged on multiple counts

Photo courtesy: Laurens County Sheriff's Office

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- A Dublin man has been arrested for reportedly possessing methamphetamine he intended to distribute that police said looked like Halloween candy.

A police report says that around 10:50 a.m. on Friday, October 19, Dublin officers as well as a K-9 unit with the Department of Corrections executed a narcotics search warrant at Omegus LaFrank Coverson's home in the 500 block of West Ave. in Dublin.

Law enforcement reportedly found and seized marijuana, pills, drug-related objects and US currency. Officers also seized Coverson's 2001 Ford F150 during the investigation, the report says.

Dublin Police Chief Tim Chatmas said some of the pills looked SweeTarts candies or Flintstones's vitamins. He said that a field test determined them to be methamphetamine and they've been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab for a full evaluation.

Coverson was reportedly arrested during the search and was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug-related objects.

An official with the jail said Coverson was released on October 21. He's also been charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.



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