Wednesday April 17th, 2024 8:01AM

Three suspects arrested in Hall County drug investigation

By Austin Eller News Director

Three people were recently arrested in Hall County during an ongoing investigation into drug activity at a location in Flowery Branch.

According to a press release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, nearly $7,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized during the investigation.

Agents responded to a home in the 4500 block of Union Place in unincorporated Flowery Branch on Wednesday. During a search of that home, agents found and seized more than 91 grams of methamphetamine and smaller amounts of other illegal narcotics. They also seized two rifles and a revolver.

The three suspects were arrested as a result of that investigation.

Jeffery Duran Jones, 36, who lived at the residence, was charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking methamphetamine (felony)
  • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute (felony)
  • Possession of Schedule IV drug (felony) - three alprazolam pills
  • Possession of Schedule II drug (felony) - four oxycodone pills
  • Possession of marijuana (misdemeanor) –less than an ounce
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon X 3 (felony)
  • Warrant for probation violation

Ashley Elaine McGhee, 37, Braselton was charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking methamphetamine (felony)
  • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute (felony)
  • Possession of Schedule IV drug (felony) - three alprazolam pills.
  • Possession of marijuana (misdemeanor) –less than an ounce
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon X 3 (felony)

Oscar Gonzalez, 37, of Gainesville

  • Possession of methamphetamine (felony) – approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine

The illegal drugs were valued at just over $6,900. All three suspects remained in the Hall County Jail as of Friday morning.

Investigators with the HCSO Special Investigations Unit and Homeland Security Investigations were involved in the case.

 

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