Newborn man arrested on drug charges

CONYERS -- A Newborn man who was wanted on warrants in Newton County was arrested on drug charges in Rockdale County last week.

According to a report by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, a deputy recognized Darren Ray Waddell, 28, 142 Pitts Chapel Road, as he exited the bathroom at the Chevron station on Salem Road last Thursday afternoon.

The deputy confronted Waddell, who he knew was wanted on failure to appear and parole violation warrants. Waddell was placed into handcuffs and searched, which revealed a black zippered pouch in one of his pockets. The pouch contained three plastic bags containing suspected methamphetamine and 19 white pills that were identified as generic Lortab. Another pill was a generic form of Xanax. Digital scales were also found in the pouch.

Waddell was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance, parole violation and possession and use of drug-related objects.

In other police news, the Conyers Police Department arrested a Covington woman Sunday at the Waffle House on West Avenue after she allegedly exposed herself to other patrons and offered to have sex with anyone for $10.A witness who called 911 told officers that the woman repeatedly asked other patrons for money and gave her telephone number to all of the men. The witness said the woman removed her jacket, under which she was wearing lingerie. The woman then allegedly exposed her breasts and genital area.

The woman reportedly fought, kicked, screamed and cursed in an effort to resist attempts by officers to take her outside the restaurant. According to the report, she repeatedly kicked the four officers who responded to the call and bit one on the leg, drawing blood. The woman had to be forcibly carried out of the restaurant.

Ginger Woody Self, 38, of 4995 H. D. Atha Road, Covington, was charged with two counts of battery, disorderly conduct, prostitution, public indecency, two counts of simple battery against a police officer, and four felony counts of willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.

Two of the officers were treated for their injuries at Rockdale Medical Center.