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3 busted with six pounds of coke

By Ken Stanford Contributing Editor
GAINESVILLE - Three Gainesville men have been arrested and more than six pounds of cocaine - worth $300,000 on the street - seized following an undercover drug investigation.

Lt. Scott Ware of the Gainesville-Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS) says the arrests were made Wednesday during the delivery of the coke to a predetermined location on Atlanta Highway. The local gang task force, the FBI and the Gainesville Police Department assisted in the bust.

Ware says the cocaine was going to be sold for $87,000 but the street value is actually around $300,000. He said the suspects were arrested without incident..

Those arrested and the charges facing them are:

*Natalio Avila-Zuniga, 25
Charges: Trafficking Cocaine
Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute
Use of a Communications Device to Facilitate a Drug Transaction

*Manuel Esteban Garcia-Gonzalez, 28
Charges: Trafficking Cocaine
Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute
Use of a Communications Device to Facilitate a Drug Transaction

*Ernesto Gomez-Rosas, 21
Charges: Trafficking Cocaine
Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute
Use of a Communications Device to Facilitate a Drug Transaction
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