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Suspect Fewentez F. Avery, 33, is put into Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Hipps’, at left, patrol unit by Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit Special Agent Brandon Rains (removed from photo due to his undercover work) following a raid Thursday night at 2232 Lee St. in the Harristown community. Alleged drug dealers were using the home as a “trap house,” where they intimidated the owner of the house and used it for drug distribution. Confiscated was what was described as a “substantial” amount of crack cocaine and cash. 

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SIU closes in on alleged drug dealers

COVINGTON — The Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit has made several arrests involving illegal narcotics in response to community tips that drugs are being sold in residential neighborhoods, according to SIU Commander Philip Bradford.


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