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Agents seize almost 1 kilo meth, $100,000 in cash at Gillsville home
Convicted felon also charged with possessing 9 guns
William Pete Bachelor

A Gillsville man is accused of having nearly a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, more than $100,000 in cash and nine firearms, two of which had been stolen, according to authorities.

William Pete Bachelor, 33, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, among numerous other charges, Monday.

Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agents aided by felony probation officers investigated Bachelor and searched his Gillsville home in the 6000 block of Ga. 52.

“During the course of the search, agents seized approximately 988 grams of crystal methamphetamine, just under 3 ounces of marijuana, MDMA, fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and alprazolam,” MANS Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $101,005.

Agents also seized four vehicles, nine firearms and $102,652 in cash.

“They were all revolvers, semi-automatic pistols and there was one rifle,” Ware said.

Two of the firearms were listed as stolen, a 9 mm pistol and a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, Ware said.

Bachelor was additionally charged with possessing methamphetamine, marijuana, oxycodone, fentanyl, MDMA, codeine, hydrocodone and alprazolam with the intent to distribute these drugs.

He faces charges of giving false information to an officer, two counts of theft by receiving and nine counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bachelor allegedly gave a wrong name to authorities, Ware said.

Fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine are all opioid drugs. Alprazolam is more commonly known as the drug Xanax.

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