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$566K in drugs seized during Gainesville bust

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in suspected methamphetamine and marijuana, according to authorities.

Walter Xavier Flowers, 25, was arrested Thursday by members of the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad and Gainesville police.

“Agents arrested Flowers without incident as he arrived at a pre-determined location in the 1900 block of Jesse Jewell Parkway,” MANS Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

Authorities said they seized 5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and two Glock pistols from Flowers.

The narcotics squad then moved to Flowers’ home in the 2300 block of Pine Grove Road in Gainesville.

“During the search of the home, an additional (15) ounces of methamphetamine was located as was three growing marijuana plants and three additional firearms,” Ware said.

Two rifles and a shotgun also were seized. The estimated value of the drugs seized between both places totaled $566,000.

Flowers was booked in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains. He is charged with trafficking and possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, manufacturing marijuana and five counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.