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2 charged with trafficking meth
Gainesville police arrest Atlanta men
Juan Lozano-Maciel
Juan Lozano-Maciel

Two Atlanta men were arrested last week by Gainesville Police and charged with trafficking approximately $45,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Nabor Abarra-Diaz, 34, and Juan Lozano-Machiel, 30, were charged Dec. 7 with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, failure to maintain lane and no license.

The two suspects were driving north on Interstate 985 near the E. E. Butler Parkway exit at about 11:30 a.m. when an officer noticed their Dodge Ram weaving between lanes, Public Information Officer Kevin Holbrook said.

A K-9 unit was used to search the vehicle and discovered the methamphetamine in a plastic bag, Holbrook said.

"During the traffic stop the officer did locate approximately 1 pound, 4 ounces of methamphetamine inside the vehicle with an approximate value of $45,000," he said.

Both suspects were placed on immigration hold and taken to the Hall County Jail.