Three people, including a former Chestatee Academy teacher, were indicted Feb. 13 on a cocaine trafficking charge in connection with the 2017 seizure of $6 million in cocaine and heroin.
Karla Edith Alvarez, Monica Pascual Brito, both of Oakwood, and Ricardo Pascual Brito, of Gainesville, were charged by the Hall County grand jury “individually and as parties concerned in the commission.” The two charges listed on the indictment are trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in illegal drugs.
Authorities seized more than $6,209,280 worth of cocaine and heroin March 16 from a home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood.
Alvarez had been a teacher at Chestatee since August 2015 and coached the middle school girls soccer team, according to Hall County Schools spokesman Gordon Higgins. She resigned following the charges.
Monica Brito and Alvarez were arrested and charged in March. Calls to their attorneys Joe Habachy and Rocky Remson for comment were not returned.
Authorities are still looking for Ricardo Brito.
“They got information that there was probably a substantial amount of heroin and cocaine at the house,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said at the time of the arrest.
Ware said authorities believe the Britos are brother and sister.
Authorities executed a search warrant at a home in the 4000 block of Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood, reportedly finding 61 kilograms of cocaine, 1 kilogram of heroin and two semi-automatic assault rifles.
The local Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad was assisted by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police, Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force.