A husband and wife were arrested after authorizes seized moonshine and cocaine in a “party house” located on their property.
Early Thursday morning, members of the Coweta County Crime Suppression Unit, with assistance from the Newnan Police Department, executed a warrant on the property located on 30 Mallard Overlook.
During their search, authorities found 26 gallons of moonshine loaded on several trucks along with 15 grams of crack cocaine and a handgun located in a building on the back of the property.
The building was created to be a type of party house with a dancing pole and bar, according to Lt. Col. James Yarbrough from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
“The recently constructed building also had no sewage system set up – only a single pipe running out the back of the house,” said Yarbrough, who noted that building permits for the $40,000 addition were never pulled.
The investigation started several weeks ago after receiving complaints about drug dealing on the property. Undercover agents started making drug purchases at the residence.
Clarence Henry Geter, also known as “Peanut,” admitted to selling the cocaine and moonshine from his residence and also used the crack cocaine to pay for labor services around the property, according to Yarbrough.
A .380 handgun and ammunition was also found in the party house along with $1,838 in cash. Authorities also seized a total of five automobiles including a 1958 Buick.
Tomeka Geter told police she knew about her husband’s activities, but prayed he would eventually remove himself from that lifestyle.
Clarence Henry Geter, 44, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon by convicted felon, and the sale, possession, concealment, storage, or conveyance of untaxed alcoholic beverages.
Tomeka Ladaum Geter, 42, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, and sale, possession, concealment, storage, or conveyance of untaxed alcoholic beverages.