CUMMING — The alleged gunman in a January drug-related monetary shooting is back in custody on a variety of other charges after recently getting reacquainted with Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies.
According to the sheriff’s office, a traffic stop Aug. 2 resulted in 22-year-old Brandon Joseph Huff’s arrest for driving on a suspended license and concealing/misrepresenting the identity of his vehicle.
But what began as a routine traffic stop quickly expanded after deputies and K-9 units reportedly discovered evidence of illicit drug sales while searching Huff’s vehicle and motel room in Cumming.
Deputies ultimately seized $15,000 in cash, five handguns, cocaine and a variety of other illegal drugs and prescription pills. Among the items found were oxycodone, alprazolam, methylone, MDMA and marijuana.
According to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Huff was the only person in the vehicle.
As a result, the Alpharetta resident was subsequently charged with possession of/intent to distribute: cocaine; Schedule I or II substances; and Schedule III, IV or V substances.
Other charges include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony: altering the identification of a weapon; possession and use of drug-related objects; and failure to maintain insurance.
Huff is being held without bond at the Forsyth County Detention Center.
It is his second brush with the law this year. In January, Huff was identified as the alleged gunman in the non-fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man at his northeast Forsyth home.
According to the sheriff’s office at the time, the resident just happened to answer the door that night and was not the person with whom Huff and three other people were angry.
Huff was then charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during certain crimes. He was released after posting a $60,830 bond.
The others also were arrested.
According to Rodriguez, Huff’s second arrest may be taken into consideration during sentencing for the first if he is eventually found guilty.