Eight arrested on variety of drug, weapons and cruelty to children charges


The execution of two search warrants resulted in the arrests of multiple adults and the removal of several children from what has been described as “deplorable” within the Howards Mobile Home Park.

According to a press release from Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the Special Operations Unit on Aug. 24 completed an investigation that led to agents simultaneously executing two search warrants at 3264 Newnan Road.

The first location was identified as 3264 Newnan Road, which authorities described as a home located in the center of the mobile home park that is also utilized as the leasing office for the complex.

“Upon executing the search warrant, agents encountered several individuals and children. As the residence was being cleared, agents found the conditions of the home to be deplorable,” the release stated. “Agents removed everyone from the home and immediately contacted the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS).”

As a result of the search warrant the following individuals were arrested and charged as follows.

Joan Ryder – cruelty to children

Julia Penny – cruelty to children and possession of drug related objects

Raymond Paul Lott – sale of Schedule II control substance, possession of Schedule II with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II, cruelty to children and maintain a disorderly house.

Jordan Lott – possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug related objects and cruelty to children

Anthony Wilson – possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of drug related objects

Teshia Lott – cruelty to children

Dalton Lott – cruelty to children.

All the children were turned over to the Department of Family and Children’s Services. Code enforcement has been contacted and the health department will be further investigating the living conditions of the residence and the entire premises.

The second search warrant was executed at 3264 Newnan Road Lot #14.

As a result of that search warrant , Gregory Lamar Austin was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession of a Schedule III narcotic, possession of a Schedule IV narcotic, possession of a Schedule II narcotic, failure to keep drugs in original container, possession of a Schedule III narcotic with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule IV narcotic with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute and tampering with evidence.

The press release stated, “The Sheriff’s Office will aggressively investigate all narcotic and drug complaints. Any case involving children will take immediate priority. All resources will be used to ensure the well-being and safety of the children in our community.”

Publisher’s note: This article was updated with additional information omitted from the original press release. The operation including both search warrants resulted in the arrests of eight individuals. Gregory Lamar Austin, the man arrested pursuant to the second search warrant, is pictured below.

Gregory Lamar Austin mug


  1. Don't Let Them Fool You says:

    It’s about time. This has been going on for who knows how long. You reap what you sow. The house was “deplorable” so the parents are unfit to take care of their children. Regardless of where you live, you can keep your house clean and safe for your kids and I can only imagine how disgusting that house looked for it to be considered “deplorable”. The charges for that is definitely justified. They also found a Class ll substance in the house, he was charged with possession, intent to distribute, and sale. That’s 3 different charges, especially the sale one. So did a deal attempt to occur when the warrant was being done? Looking at the other comments, it’s obvious that 2 of the posters are related to this incident. I don’t see how people are putting the blame on someone else. If you weren’t doing anything guilty, why was there a search warrant for you that ended in all of these charges? That means you were already under the police’s eyes. Was that because of this “Hailey”? Knowing what I know (no intentions of revealing so) I feel that majority of the people here got what they deserve. It is sad to see that someone else was taken down with them but that’s what happens when you associate with those kinds of people. It is what it is.

  2. Yes the truth. says:

    No harm to kids there .it was this haylie ya what to see harm her house the way she dose them kids they sleep on a floor but when dfc gets on her they let her walk so again tell me how nd why poeple she sets up gets this bit when poeple like her that is so wrong all ways on pills and don’t get her kids took well why Bec she is on with the da and they let her walk .

  3. Jjjjjjjkissass says:

    This is not all true these people are not into drugs or hurt there kids. They haven’t went to court and if I read what u see all the time then I be dang if it’s all true come on this is all Bec of a lady nme haylie.she is the one that really neededs to be looked at.

  4. tolleystopics says:

    I hope people who harm children and animals get the hottest spots in Hell.

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