A joint law enforcement investigation has resulted in one arrest and the seizure of an estimated nearly $34,000 in suspected methamphetamine.
According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Pedro Aguilar-Lopez, 22, of Roswell has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Aguilar-Lopez, who was arrested Tuesday, is being held without bond at the Forsyth County Detention Center.
The arrest stemmed from a probe that also involved the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Roswell police and the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
According to the local sheriff’s office, authorities arranged a deal with Aguilar-Lopez, who then traveled to Forsyth with a half pound of suspected methamphetamine.
Deputies stopped his 2004 Acura TL on Tuesday as he pulled into a business off Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth. A search of the vehicle turned up the suspected drugs.
Aguilar-Lopez then reportedly told deputies he had more meth at his Roswell home. Authorities later found about a fourth of a pound of suspected meth and a .45 caliber handgun at the house.
In a statement, Sheriff Duane K. Piper said he was “proud of our cooperation with other agencies in this case and the work our narcotics unit does to rid our community of drugs.”
“Meth and other dangerous drugs are directly linked to other crimes in Forsyth County, and we’ll continue to do everything we can to eradicate them,” he said.