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$3 million in meth seized, two men behind bars
67-pound meth seizure in North Hall
Two men from Mexico were charged with trafficking methamphetamine after authorities found 67 pounds of the drug, or $3 million-worth, in north Hall County, authorities say. Courtesy Hall County Sheriff's Office.

Two men from Mexico were charged with trafficking methamphetamine after authorities found 67 pounds of the drug, or $3 million-worth, in north Hall County, authorities said Friday. 

Juan Hernandez Pacheco, 20, and Israel Bustis-Padilla, 31, both of Michoacan, Mexico, were charged Thursday, Aug. 13, and booked in to the Hall County Jail. 

Both men are also being held at the jail for the Department of Homeland Security to review their immigration status. 

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said the 67-pound seizure included meth in crystal and liquid form. 

Authorities said they also seized packaging materials, chemicals and a ledger from a house in the 3700 block of James Ed Road off of U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway. 

The two men were also charged with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. 

The investigation was a partnership between the Gainesville-Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad and the Department of Homeland Security. 

Booth said no further arrests are anticipated in the case, and he said agents are not releasing further details at this time. 

Juan Hernandez-Pachecho
Juan Hernandez-Pachecho
Israel Bustis-Padilla
Israel Bustis-Padilla
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