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5 arrested for drug crimes after seizure of $3.2M in meth

Law enforcement agencies at all levels often work together in Georgia and other states across the country to keep communities safe. Often, the partnerships are drug task forces or initiatives aimed at keeping drugs off neighborhood streets. When a suspected drug operation is discovered, those allegedly involved find themselves facing potential charges for drug crimes. Recently, five men were arrested following an investigation by a multi-level group.

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office reported that 15 kilograms of meth were discovered when two men had been questioned at a traffic stop. Upon this discovery, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Dahlonega. Evidently, several grams of cocaine and over $150,000 in cash were found during the search. A man who initially ran away from the home was later arrested after being located with a gun.

According to reports, officials then raided a Union County lab utilized to convert liquid methamphetamine to a crystal form. In the lab, 15 more kilograms of meth were found, in addition to another handgun. Around 300 pounds of waste containing meth oil were processed by the police.

A 42-year-old man, a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Later, a 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, the Union County's Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked together on this operation.

Being charged with drug crimes in Georgia is a very serious matter. It is critical to have the guidance of a respected criminal defense attorney during the legal process. An experienced lawyer will present the strongest defense possible, after carefully examining all the evidence gathered. An attorney will work diligently to help a client return to the normality of life as quickly as possible.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "$3.2M in meth seized; 5 arrested in North Georgia", Mark Niesse, Sept. 17, 2017

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