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6 face felony drug charges, including trafficking heroin

POSTED: March 28, 2013 11:44 p.m.

Five Gainesville men and a Flowery Branch woman were arrested Wednesday on drug trafficking charges, local narcotics agents said.

Each of the six individuals face six charges, five of which are felonies: trafficking heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of methadone with the intent to distribute, possession of alprazolam (Xanax) with the intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Nicolous Andrew Jenkins, 25, Jackie Phillip Smith, 24, Tony Bradley, 21, Robert Lenard Hale, 26, Tony Lerome Parish, 42, and Janet Lynn Smith, 27, were arrested at an apartment at 1030 Summit St. in Hall County by agents with the Gainesville-Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad. MANS agents were assisted by uniformed officers from the Gainesville Police Department and Hall County Sheriff’s Office, MANS Lt. Scott Ware said.

Agents found and seized heroin, methamphetamine, methadone tablets, alprazolam and marijuana while executing a search warrant, Ware said. The combined street value of the drugs was estimated at $6,800, he said.

All six suspects were booked into the Hall County Jail, and had their first appearance before a Magistrate Court judge on Thursday.

Jenkins, Jackie Smith, Bradley, Hale and Parish have all requested a committal hearing, and are scheduled to appear in Magistrate Court on April 17 at 9 a.m.

Jenkins, Bradley, Hale and Parish also requested indigent defense.

Janet Smith did not request a committal hearing, and will next appear in Superior Court at a date yet to be determined.

None of the individuals have been given bond. Because of the nature of the charges, bond can only be set by a Superior Court judge.

Ware said more arrests may be coming in the investigation.


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