Posted: Tuesday, July 15th 2014 at 1:06pm
Three arrested in Hoschton drug raid
HOSCHTON - Three people have been arrested at a Hoschton home by Barrow County authorities following a month-long drug investigation.
Lt. Matt Guthas with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office said in a press statement the Sheriff's Crime Task Force had been watching the house on Thomas Drive, following up on reports of illegal drugs being sold out of the home. A search warrant was executed Thursday, July 10.
Guthas said officers found three ounces of methamphetamine, a half-ounce of marijuana, prescription medication and 11 rifles inside the house.
The owner of the house, 52-year-old Rex Martin Bailey, was arrested. Two other occupants present at the time of the raid also were arrested; they were identified as Brandy Nicole Powell-Simonton, 26, of Winder and John Vernon Mulligan, 46, of Auburn.
Bailey was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of schedule 4 controlled substance (Xanax) and possession a firearm by a convicted felon (11 counts). Simonton was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and Mulligan was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
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