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3 men arrested in drug investigation
Authorities seize 6 pounds of methamphetamine worth $268,000
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Three Hall County residents were arrested Monday during an investigation that turned up 6 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $268,000, authorities said.

Agents with the Vice Intelligence and Narcotics Unit, Gang Task Force, Hall County Sheriff's Office Uniformed Patrol Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia State Patrol arrested the men after the drugs were delivered to a location on Washington Street in Gainesville, said Lt. Scott Ware with the sheriff's office.

"They were traveling to Washington Street in their car to drop off the drugs," Ware said.

Daniel Lee, 28, of Buford, as well as Marco Antonio Gomez-Vieyra, 25, and Salomon Jimenez-Jimenez, 25, both of Gainesville, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Gomez-Vieyra and Jimenez-Jimenez also had immigration holds placed, and Jimenez-Jimenez also faces charges of not having a driver's license and having an improper tag.

Ware said authorities do not believe the three are members of a gang.

Investigators also seized a Lexus vehicle and Ford pickup truck belonging to the suspects because the vehicles were allegedly used in the crime, Ware said.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the vehicles could be returned, he added.

"Seizing and forfeiting are two different things. We're still investigating what liens, if any, might exist on the vehicles," Ware said.

All three suspects were booked into the Hall County Jail.