CONYERS -- The arrest of a Covington man wanted on a parole violation warrant led to drug charges against him and a female companion, also from Covington.
According to a report by the Conyers Police Department, Barry Wayne Johnson, 29, of 11 Bay St., Covington, and Tamela Lashai Hailey, 24, of 6149 Gordy St., face drug possession and distribution charges following their arrests last Friday at LaQuinta Inn on Dogwood Drive.
At the time of Johnson's arrest in the hotel parking lot, officers found a black zip-up bag on the ground next to Johnson's Jeep. Hailey reportedly denied ownership of the bag and said it must belong to Johnson. She told officers that Johnson was her "baby daddy" and they had met to "hook up" in his car in the hotel parking lot. Johnson also reportedly denied ownership of the bag.
During a search of the bag and Johnson's vehicle, officers found two large bags of methamphetamine that were still wet. According to the police report, this indicated that the meth had recently been manufactured. Small amounts of marijuana, several tablets of methadone and hydrocodone, small zip-type plastic bags, a digital scale, and a glass pipe were also found.
Johnson also had $1,758 in cash on him, grouped into sections of $100 as well as three cellular phones, a debit card and a hotel key.
Hailey's purse was retrieved from a hotel room. Inside officers found a digital scale that looked like an iphone.
Johnson has been charged with parole violation, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and purchase/possession/manufacture/distribution or sale of marijuana.
Hailey faces two counts of possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and purchase/possession/manufacture or sale of marijuana.