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Four arrested in $42K synthetic marijuana investigation
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Hall County authorities seized roughly 2.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana worth about $42,000 and arrested four people over the course of three days. Photo courtesy Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

Hall County authorities seized roughly 2.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana worth about $42,000 and arrested four people over the course of three days, Lt. Don Scalia said.

The Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad arrested three people Tuesday, Feb. 18 at a residence in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville.

Kareem Amon Bishop, 36, Deric Leon Whitaker Jr, 22, and Tiara Kanisha Cobb, 24, all of Gainesville, were charged with possession of synthetic marijuana with the intent to distribute.

“The suspects were found in possession of approximately one pound of synthetic marijuana, chemicals and materials related to the manufacture of synthetic marijuana, protective chemical masks, digital scales, packaging materials, a money counting machine, and other drug related objects,” Scalia said in a news release.

Two days later, officers arrested Roosevelt Bishop, 35, of Gainesville, during a traffic stop in Gainesville.

Scalia said Roosevelt Bishop had about 1.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana, a “container of (an) unlabeled liquid substance” and digital scales.

Roosevelt Bishop was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana with the intent to distribute. He, Kareem Bishop and Whitaker were also charged with possession of drug-related objects.

Kareem Bishop also had a warrant out of Dawson County.

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