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Four arrested after authorities find AK47-style rifle, $11,000 worth of meth
Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin

Agents seized more than $11,000 in meth and arrested four local residents this week as part of a drug investigation that also netted Alprazolam tablets, scales, a drug ledger and an AK47-style assault rifle.

According to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad, agents arrived at 1240 Candler Road in Gainesville on Monday and arrested Sarah Lierin Corley, 29, of Braselton; Christopher Thomas Martin, 24, of Gainesville; Gerald Thomas Housewright, 32, of Gainesville; and Caitlen Ann Cormier, 21, of Flowery Branch.

Corley and Housewright were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Martin was charged with being a party to the crime of trafficking, and Cormier was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

In addition, Housewright was charged with possession of Alprazolam with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Corley was also charged with possession of psilocybin (mushrooms).

“Agents arrested all four suspects without incident after they arrived at a pre-determined location to distribute and/or receive methamphetamine,” Ware said, adding that agents seized more than four ounces of meth, a small amount of marijuana, 8.5 Alprazolam tablets, scales, a drug ledger and an AK47-style assault rifle.

The meth held an estimated street value of $11,200.

All four suspects were booked at the Hall County Jail.

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