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RCSO, NCSO make drug, counterfeiting arrests

CONYERS — Rockdale and Newton county deputies attempting to serve a warrant at what authorities consider a known drug house in Conyers arrested three people there when they not only found drugs, but evidence that counterfeit money was being produced.

On Jan. 28, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies accompanied deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office who were attempting to serve a warrant on a man believed to be at a home on Goode Road.

While the man they were looking for was not there, deputies did find three other individuals in the residence, said RCSO Investigator Michael Camp.

“When the deputies went inside to look for the man, in the back bedroom they found a printer used to manufacture counterfeit money, and counterfeit money in various denominations,” he said.

Camp said it appeared the counterfeit money was in the trial stages. The U.S. Secret Service was called to the scene and the case is still under investigation, he said.

The deputies obtained a search warrant and returned to the home where they found a gram of meth.

The three individuals in the home were each charged with possession of methamphetamine and forgery. The three who were arrested were Cassandra Lynn Arnold, 26, 3123 Goode Road; James Patrick Hurley, 20, 5130 Private Drive in Covington; and Nortavis Quintrell Nolley, 38, of 9125 Settlers Grove Road in Covington.

While the search was going on, another man, Billy Warren Wilson III, 29, of 100 Somerset Drive in Covington, arrived at the home on Goode Road. Camp said Wilson was also wanted by the NCSO on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. He was arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center.