BREAKING NEWS – Former Spalding County firefighters sentenced in federal court


Newnan – Two former Spalding County firefighters convicted of tipping off local drug dealers regarding law enforcement activities were on Wednesday sentenced in Federal Court.

Former Battalion Chief Tyrone Coggins was sentenced to serve 48 months and Michael Owens was sentenced to serve 30 months.

– Publisher’s note: The Grip will post full details of today’s courtroom proceedings this evening.


  1. Thank you so much for being on top of the news in Griffin. The GDN just sits on their cans and waits for news to come over the wire. These fireman are no better than any common criminal. They knew what they were doing was wrong, they just did not expect to get caught.

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