Search for missing juvenile leads Coweta deputies to meth, heroin bust

William Alexander Greene
William Alexander Greene

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

The search for a missing juvenile led to the arrest of a suspected meth and heroin trafficker in Coweta County over the weekend, authorities said.

On Sunday, a man told deputies that he had not heard from his daughter for two days, according to an incident report obtained by AJC.com. The child’s name and age were redacted from the report, so no other information on the missing juvenile was made public.

The father told the deputy she was supposed to be at her brother’s house off Bailey Drive, the report said. When the deputy went there, he spotted a red Range Rover in the driveway.

When the deputy got closer, he spotted an “extremely nervous” man inside the vehicle, the report said. The man was identified as William Alexander Greene, 41, of Newnan.

Greene said he had accidentally locked himself out of the home and was waiting for his roommate to arrive and let him in, according to the report. He added that the missing girl was not at his home.

The deputy learned that Greene had an active probation violation warrant, leading to him being detained, the report said. The deputy also said he found a glass pipe in one of Greene’s pockets.

A search of the Range Rover yielded a bag filled with heroin and meth, the report said. More than 6.7 ounces of heroin and 30.4 ounces of meth were seized from the vehicle, along with small amounts of marijuana, Xanax and naloxone, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the house. While the search did not lead to the missing child, it did uncover more drug-related items, the report said. Greene’s roommate, 38-year-old Mandel Gyawu Mahama, is accused of having three firearms, ecstasy and meth in his room.

The sheriff’s office said it is obtaining arrest warrants for Mahama in connection with those items, while Greene was booked into the Coweta County Jail on five felony charges, the report said.

He faces counts of heroin trafficking, meth trafficking, possession of marijuana and possession of both schedule 3 and schedule 4 substances, the report said. He remains in custody without bond.

No other information was provided about the missing juvenile, and it’s unclear if the search for her remains active.

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