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Four indicted by feds in $1.8 million drug bust
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Officers found more than 15.5 kilograms of meth and other drugs Sept. 27, 2019, at multiple locations in Gainesville, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. - photo by Hall County Sheriff's Office

Four men were charged in a 13-count federal indictment nearly three months after a $1.8-million drug bust, according to authorities.

Armando Duarte-Herrera, 28, Roberto Henriquez-Hernandez, 58, Jose Luis Pacheco-Rojas, 42, and Everardo Santiago-Moran, 42, were charged in a Dec. 19 indictment alleging they worked together “to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance … involving at least 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.”

Pacheco-Rojas is also known as “Pacquiao” and “Tinpan,” while Santiago-Moran is also known as “El Comandante.”

These four men were arrested following a bust in Hall County by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad after executing multiple searches in Gainesville.

Lt. Don Scalia said the Sept. 27 bust represented roughly four months of work on mid- to upper-level dealers in Hall County.

Officers found more than 15.5 kilograms of meth, half of a kilogram of black tar heroin, more than a kilogram of cocaine, more than 2 pounds of marijuana and 200 sildenafil pills.

Sildenafil is often sold under the brand name Viagra.

The estimated street value of the drugs is $1,837,000.

The last five charges in the indictment concern Santiago-Moran, who in the indictment is listed as being unlawfully in the country, and allegedly possessing firearms 

The firearms listed were an Arminius .38 caliber pistol, two Lorcin model L380 pistols, a Rossi .38 caliber revolver and a 9mm handgun.  

No attorneys were listed for the defendants on the online court database.


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