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Atlanta woman charged for heroin trafficking in Forsyth County
Shannon Beneen Mussa 1 070519 web
Shannon Beneen Mussa

Law enforcement officials say that a 28-year-old woman from Atlanta has been arrested on drug trafficking charges after she allegedly sold heroin to undercover officers in Forsyth County.

Shannon Beneen Mussa was arrested on Tuesday by members of the Johns Creek Alpharetta Forsyth County Drug Task Force, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater.

Rainwater said that Mussa has been accused of traveling to Forsyth County from Atlanta to sell heroin and had allegedly sold narcotics to undercover officers with the drug task force on two occasions.

While he could not comment on specific details of the undercover operation, Rainwater stated that Mussa was arrested during a daytime traffic stop near the Buford Highway corridor and was taken into custody without incident.

According to an FBI press release, Mussa was previously arrested by the Alpharetta Police Department in 2015 during a nationwide human trafficking operation, Operation Cross Country IX. The release states that Mussa was one of nine people arrested in Georgia on "state-related sex trafficking charges."

In addition to two charges for the alleged sale of heroin, Rainwater said that the woman is also being charged with trafficking heroin, based on the narcotics and packaging materials allegedly found on her person at the time of arrest.

Mussa is being held in the Forsyth County Jail and as of press time Wednesday under no bond.