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Police seize nearly $20K in drugs in separate arrests
Brittany Ann Eno

Two recent investigations by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad have led to almost $20,000 of methamphetamine and other drugs being seized.

On Oct. 24, Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies working in the crime suppression unit found Michael Eugene Macdonell, 30, of Gainesville in possession of methamphetamine, tablets of the anti-anxiety drug alprazolam and marijuana on East Hall Drive. In addition, Macdonell was reportedly in possession of a stolen car.

In total, the seized drugs are estimated to be worth $9,800.

A week after discovering the drugs, MANS agents received arrest warrants for Macdonell, who was arrested Sunday. He was booked into the Hall County Jail.

Macdonell was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of alprazolam, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drugs out of the original container and theft by receiving in connection with the car.

In an unrelated case, two people were arrested Thursday after a sting operation by the MANS unit.

Jason Allen Evans, 36, of Auburn and Brittany Ann Eno, 24, of Winder arrived at a sting location with methamphetamine, marijuana, alprazolam and digital scales, according to police.

The seized drugs have an estimated street value of $9,800.

Both were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of alprazolam with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Separately, Evans was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and in connection with an outstanding Superior Court probation warrant dating back to October 2013.

Evans and Eno were booked Thursday into the Hall County Jail.

Alprazolam is commonly sold as Xanax.

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