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Authorities: $10K in drugs found after chase
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Authorities reportedly found “2 pounds of marijuana in six separate bags, 32 vials of THC liquid, 14 grams of hash oil, over 60 MDMA tablets, a 9mm caliber handgun, digital scales, a smoking device and (more than) $6,000 in cash” after a chase. - photo by

A Gainesville man was accused of having more than $10,000 in drugs after evading a traffic safety checkpoint, according to authorities.

Josheau K. Hester, 35, was charged with possession of MDMA and marijuana with intent to distribute.

The Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad said Hester allegedly fled from a Georgia State Patrol traffic safety checkpoint Saturday. He was arrested near Old Cornelia Highway and East Ridge Road after a short chase, authorities said.

Authorities reportedly found “2 pounds of marijuana in six separate bags, 32 vials of THC liquid, 14 grams of hash oil, over 60 MDMA tablets, a 9mm caliber handgun, digital scales, a smoking device and (more than) $6,000 in cash.”

Hester was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, fleeing, reckless driving, DUI and other charges.

The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $10,290.

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