The Newnan Times-Herald


Man faces fourth arrest in seven months

  • By Clay Neely
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  • Aug. 27, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Man faces fourth arrest in seven months


Robert Ryan Gardiner

The food in jail must not be too bad for one local man.  

Robert Ryan Gardiner, 34, is facing charges of narcotics possession following his arrest Thursday afternoon – his fourth arrest since October 2018.

A deputy patrolling the area of Hubbard Drive reportedly spotted Gardiner – not wearing a seatbelt – traveling as a passenger in a car driven by his daughter, according to Investigator Taylor Helton with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

During a search, the deputy found approximately 7 grams of methamphetamine on Gardiner, according to Helton. After receiving consent to search an abandoned car in Gardiner’s yard, investigators located a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine.

Gardiner was arrested on charges of meth possession and transported to the Coweta County Jail where he’s currently being held on a $13,500 bond.

Gardiner’s last arrest came in November 2018 after deputies reportedly found a gun, methamphetamine and a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine inside his car.

On Oct. 25, Gardiner was arrested after being in possession of a stolen motorcycle and firearm.

Eighteen days prior, Gardiner was arrested following a search of his then-home on Parks Avenue in downtown Newnan where investigators reportedly found 35 grams of methamphetamine, along with an assortment of guns, scales, drug paraphernalia, a drone and surveillance equipment.

A high-speed motorcycle believed to have been used to deliver drugs also was seized during the search of the home.