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Man charged with dealing drugs from home

A 51-year-old Forsyth County man faces several charges for reportedly selling drugs out of his home, authorities said.

Francisco Tinoco-Ramirez, 1536 Glenwood Place, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count each of sale of marijuana, sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

In addition, he was charged with possession of drug-related items, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and use of a communications device to facilitate a felony.

He is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Moss said the arrest was the result of an ongoing three- to four-month probe during which deputies had twice bought drugs from Tinoco-Ramirez.

"He has been suspected of dealing out of that mobile home park for some time," Moss said.

He added that while serving a search warrant on the residence, which is in the Glenwood Mobile Home Park off Hwy. 9, southwest of Cumming, authorities found several bags of suspected cocaine.

They also discovered a .22-caliber pistol, several drug-related items and an undisclosed amount of cash.