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FBI, Gainesville Police operation leads to $53K of heroin
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Authorities seized 179 grams of what they believed to be heroin in individual baggies, as well as 9 grams of marijuana and a gram of synthetic marijuana on Dec. 18, 2018.

A collaboration between Gainesville Police and an FBI task force resulted in two arrests and 179 grams of suspected heroin worth more than $50,000, police said.

Alex Dean Johnson, 28, and Aleckxandrea Pritchett, 20, both of Gainesville, were arrested and taken to the Hall County Jail.

The charges in the case include possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic narcotics and possession of drug-related objects.

Johnson and Pritchett are still being held at the jail, and no attorney information was available Friday, Dec. 28, with Magistrate Court officials.

Pritchett’s attorney Brett Willis declined to comment.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said a search warrant was executed Dec. 18 at the Glen Cove Apartments.

“The investigation was a result of suspicious activity and undercover operations,” Holbrook wrote in an email.

Authorities seized 179 grams of what they believed to be heroin in individual baggies, as well as 9 grams of marijuana and a gram of synthetic marijuana. They also seized $6,000 in cash.

At $300 per gram, 179 grams of heroin would create an estimated street value of $53,700, according to Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Lt. Don Scalia.


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