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Man found with 12 pounds of marijuana, $105,000 in cash
Alex Flores Avila
Alex Flores Avila

After a traffic stop in downtown Cumming, local authorities have arrested a man from Lawrenceville for possession of more than a dozen pounds of marijuana, THC oil and $105,000, allegedly from drug related sales.

Alex Flores Avila, 31, of Lawrenceville was arrested on Sept. 5, 2018 after a deputy stopped him for a possible window tint violation and smelled “a strong odor of” marijuana coming from his vehicle, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

A post added to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page stated that after Avila’s vehicle was searched, 12 pounds of marijuana were found in vacuum sealed bags, along with a “large amount of THC Oil wrapped in wax paper” all found inside a U-Haul box.

The report states that seven fake $20 bills were also found in the center console of Avila’s vehicle.

Following his arrest, the Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Forsyth County, Drug Task Force and the Gwinnett Metro Task Force were able to carry out a search warrant on Avila’s Lawrenceville residence, securing “$105,000 dollars related to drug sales, a pound of marijuana and more THC oil.”

Avila has been charged with trafficking in marijuana and two other drug possession charges.

He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.