5 Arrested In Chattooga And Cobb Counties On Drug And Firearms Charges

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force served three search warrants on Wednesday in Chattooga County and one search warrant in Cobb County, Ga.  Four arrest warrants were also served, with a fifth arrest made on related charges.
 
A controlled delivery of eight ounces of uncut “Ice” methamphetamine led to the arrest of the following people:
            Felix Moreno Garcia
            Date of birth: July 10, 1981
            38 Cedar Street
            Summerville, Ga.
 
            Fabian Pineda Garcia
            Date of birth: Sept. 11, 1985
            38 Cedar Street
            Summerville, Ga.
 
            Pedro Castro
            Date of birth: September 11, 1985
            17 Cedar Street
            Summerville, Ga.
 
            Jimmy Fowler
            346 Melba Drive
            Trion, Ga.
 
            Jesus Garcia Mosqueda
            Date of birth: Feb. 11, 1968
            38 Cedar Street
            Summerville, Ga.
 
The search warrants yielded additional amounts of uncut “Ice” methamphetamine, firearms and cash.
 
A stash of firearms, military grade ballistic gear and small arms ammunition were discovered at one of the search warrant locations.  These items were packaged and prepared to be shipped to a location in Central America.
 
Total amount of uncut “Ice” methamphetamine seized in yesterdays operation approaches two kilograms.  Once processed, the “Ice” has a potential street value in excess of $250,000.


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