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5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring
More charges pending; more than 10 pounds of drug may be involved, agent says
Tammy Yvonne Albright
Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued “dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network,” authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the White County Sheriff’s Office arrested Crystal Nicole Merrell, 28, of Cleveland; Justin Collin Clark, 34, of Helen; Tammy Yvonne Albright, 47, of Cleveland; Benjamin Louin Collins, 38, of Cleveland; and Angela Diane Green, 45, of Powder Springs. “Based on our investigation, we suspect they’re trafficking methamphetamine from metro Atlanta north into the mountains including White County, Habersham County, Stephens County and Lumpkin County,” Howard said.