LaGrange Police arrest man selling meth at Walmart

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 16, 2013 

LaGrange Police arrested a man after he was suspected of selling methamphetamine at the Walmart on New Franklin Road Saturday, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release.

Officers arrived at the Walmart Saturday at about 6 p.m. after receiving reports that a man was selling meth out of a camouflage book bag. When they arrived, they met with John Hewett, who was leaving the store. After searching Hewett, they found about ten grams of meth, valued at about $1,000. The meth was packaged for distribution, according to the release.

Investigators also found Hewett in possession of a small amount of marijuana and Xanax pills. Hewett was charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule IV narcotic.

While Hewett was being placed under arrest, officers learned that a man was attempting to contact Hewett to purchase meth. Officers then began to communicate with the man while pretending to be Hewett. They agreed to meet at the Burger King on New Franklin Road.

Joseph Clark arrived later that afternoon and met with the officers masquerading as Hewett. He was arrested and charged with criminal attempt to possess meth, according to the release.

Clark and Hewett were then transported to Troup County Jail.

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