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2 women charged after authorities say meth worth $22,400 was found in car
Lisa Buffington

Authorities say they found $22,400 worth of methamphetamine when they stopped a car Friday morning near Johnson High School, and two women were arrested in connection with the incident.

“This arrest comes after numerous complaints of drug sales taking place in the area of Atlanta Highway and Bolding Road,” the Hall County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

Deputies stopped the car “for a blown tail light” on Atlanta Highway near Robert Wood Johnson Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say they located 8.2 ounces of meth, less than an ounce of marijuana and digital scales.

Lisa Buffington, 42, and Mary Shoemake, 36, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects. They remain at the Hall County Jail without bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Due to a source's error, a previous version of this article included an incorrect value for the drugs.

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