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42 bags of meth found at home in northeast Hall
4 people charged with trafficking drug
meth
From left, Larry Dwayne Fricks, Chelsea L. Mangum, Victor Joseph Lafountain and Bobby Joshua Fowler

Authorities say they found 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine packaged for sale at a home on Old Cornelia Highway.

The meth was found Tuesday in 42 1-ounce bags during a search of the home in the 2000 block, according to Sgt. Don Scalia with the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. Scalia reports its street value was $114,000.

A small amount of marijuana, $6,273 in cash, three firearms, scales and packaging materials also were found, Scalia reported.

Four people are charged with trafficking meth and possession of meth with the intent to distribute: Larry Dwayne Fricks, 25, of Gainesville; Victor Joseph Lafountain, 43, of Gainesville; Bobby Joshua Fowler, 25, of Gainesville; and Chelsea L. Mangum, 25, of Gainesville. Fricks and Lafountain also face charges of possession of a gun by a felon. Fricks, Lafountain and Mangum are charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The suspects have been booked in to the Hall County Jail. No additional charges or arrests are expected.

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