UPDATED: Eight arrested in investigation of manufacturing and delivery of illegal narcotics in Newton County

Published 8:28 am Friday, December 20, 2019

PRESS RELEASE — At 5 a.m. Friday December 20, 2019, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Safety executed four search warrants in the Deweyville area of Newton County.

This was a two-year investigation of Manufacturing and Delivery of Illegal Narcotics in Newton County.

At this time eight subjects are in custody.

The DPS led investigation began in June 2017 when Criminal Investigations Division Special Agents initiated an investigation into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamines and other illegal narcotics in the Deweyville area and surrounding communities.

As a result of the warrants served, investigators seized a distributable amount of Xanax and other illegal narcotics and 2 weapons (rifle and shotgun) from the 800 Block of County Road 4181.

DPS Special Agents, Highway Patrol K9, SWAT, SRT and Aircraft Operations, along with the ATF, DEA, FBI, and Newton County Sheriff’s Office, arrested the following suspects on several narcotic related charges; they were transported to the Newton County jail:

Patricia Frazier, 64, Orange

Scotty Frazier, 20, Orange

Curtis Pittman, 44, Orange

Heather Nolan, 30, Orange

Gaylin Thompson, 42, Orange