Crime

Warner Robins couple charged with fentanyl, heroin possession

Erika Kristen Boyd and Gregory Lewis Ford
Erika Kristen Boyd and Gregory Lewis Ford

A man and woman arrested at a Warner Robins apartment complex are charged with distributing fentanyl, among other street drugs.

Erika Kristen Boyd and Gregory Lewis Ford were arrested after police searched the apartment they shared at Pacific Park Apartments on Leverette Road about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to arrest warrants signed Thursday by Houston County Magistrate Robert Turner.

The police department’s public information officer did not respond to additional questions about the arrests.

Unspecified amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills and marijuana were seized in addition to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, according to the warrants.

Both Ford and 28-year-old Boyd were charged with manufacturing, delivering and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, marijuana, two types of prescription pills and heroin.

Ford, 47, was also charged with possession of a gun during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving in connection with a stolen gun found at the apartment, according to the warrants.

Fentanyl, approved for treating severe pain, is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Illicitly made fentanyl is at the center of increasing drug overdose deaths across the country, according to the CDC.

Boyd has been arrested several times in Bibb and Houston counties on drug charges and driving under the influence, records show.

According to a post on a Facebook account displaying Ford’s name and picture, Ford started working in maintenance at the apartment complex last year, a few months after moving to Centerville.

A picture posted in November 2013 shows Ford wearing camouflage and holding a plaque from the U.S. Army. Text on the plaque thanked Ford for his years of service, from 1989 to 2010.

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor

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