Atlanta authorities have arrested two women and seized a significant amount of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine after a residence in southwest Atlanta was identified by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office as the location of a “major trafficking” operation.
Nicole Poole, 24, of Powder Springs and another unnamed female were arrested by the Atlanta Police Narcotics Unit on May 10, 2018, when a search warrant led police to find 172.4 grams of heroin, 574 grams of cocaine, 140 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, 7.6 grams of MDMA/Ecstasy, two pistols and more than $15,000 in cash stashed in the identified residence, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Rainwater said that the sheriff’s office has been gathering information on suspected heroin dealers based on information from heroin arrests in the county since 2017, but only recently was that info used by metro authorities.
“In late 2017, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office noticed an increase in local heroin arrests,” Rainwater said in a recent news release on the drug bust. “Our narcotics detectives, not accepting the simple arrest of a heroin user, started digging deeper into where the heroin dealers supplying Forsyth County citizens were located.”
In the release, Rainwater added that the increase in Forsyth County heroin arrests in late 2017 also led in part to the creation of the Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Forsyth County Drug Task Force that was created to “focus on dealer level narcotics.”Poole has been charged with seven offenses, including trafficking in heroine, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony, and the possession of marijuana and MDMA, according to the Fulton County Jail website.