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42 bags of meth found at northeast Hall home
4 people charged with trafficking
From left, Larry Dwayne Fricks, Chelsea L. Mangum, Victor Joseph Lafountain and Bobby Joshua Fowler. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

HALL COUNTY -- Authorities say they found 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine packaged for sale at a home on Old Cornelia Highway.

The meth was found Tuesday in 42 1-ounce bags during a search of the home in the 2000 block, according to Sgt. Don Scalia with the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. Scalia said the street value of the drugs is $114,000.

A small amount of marijuana, $6,273 in cash, three firearms, scales and packaging materials also were found, Scalia said.

Four people were charged with trafficking meth and possession of meth with the intent to distribute: Larry Dwayne Fricks, 25, of Gainesville; Victor Joseph Lafountain, 43, of Gainesville; Bobby Joshua Fowler, 25, of Gainesville; and Chelsea L. Mangum, 25, of Gainesville.

Fricks and Lafountain also face charges of possession of a gun by a felon.

Fricks, Lafountain and Mangum were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The suspects have been booked in to the Hall County Jail. No additional charges or arrests are expected.