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Posted: Thursday, October 31st 2013 at 3:06pm

Local drug agents arrest 14 in undercover operation

By B.J. Williams Administrator
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
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GAINESVILLE - Fourteen people have been arrested and drug agents are looking for another 13 in a drug round-up in the Gainesville area.

Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Lt. Scott Ware said Thursday the arrests were made on Wednesday with the help of the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Gainesville Police Department.

"It's basically three to four months worth of work most of which was done with undercover officers," said Ware.

Ware said the investigation also included work from agents with the Barrow County Narcotics Task Force. He said the operation included a series of undercover drug buys, search warrants and drug searches.

"The majority of these individuals reside or have resided in Hall County," said Ware. He said many of those arrested are actively on probation or parole and that will mean additional charges for those suspects.

Ware said most of the charges involved possession and/or sale of cocaine, but agents did seize marijuana, methamphetamine and one semi-automatic pistol during the round-up.

As of Thursday afternoon, 13 suspects remained at large. MANS and HCSO Warrants Division officers are are still looking for them.

The following is a list of those arrested and the charges levied against them:

•Brandon Lee Whitmire, 36, of Gainesville, Ga.
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Marijuana (M)

•Tiffany Dawn Nicely,42, of Gainesville, Ga.
Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute

•Deborah Randolph, 51, Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•Cynthia Evon Richardson, 56, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•Michael Wayne Reed, 52, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•Tony Edward Hudson, 59, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•Riley James Monaghan, 18, of Gainesville, Ga.
Possession of LSD

•Theron Grayful Brown, 22, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

•Demetrius Stephens, 39, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•James Edward Cantrell, 47, of Gainesville, Ga.,
Sale of Cocaine

•Leanna Peggy Rucker, 51, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•Shannika Bowman, 35, of Gainesville, Ga.
Sale of Cocaine

•Howard Christian Rucker, 23, of Gainesville, Ga.
Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
Felony Possession of Marijuana

•Horace Eugene Lee, 48, of Gainesville, Ga.
Possession of Methamphetamine





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