65-year-old man arrested for possession, including fentanyl

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Johns Creek and Forsyth County Drug Task Force has seized 290 grams of fentanyl, approximately 117 grams of methamphetamine and Sig Sauer 9mm handgun.

On November 3, 2023, Forsyth County deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Flowery Branch Rd. in reference to a medical emergency.

Upon arrival, two individuals were in the home and appeared to have overdosed.

Narcan was administered and the subjects were taken to the hospital for treatment.

While on-scene, deputies had seen possible illegal drugs in plain sight in the home.

Task force members were granted a search warrant for the home, based on the information the totality of the situation. During the execution of the warrant, a large bag of white powder was located.

The powder was tested and returned positive for fentanyl.

Loose methamphetamine and marijuana were collected from around the residence.

A safe was also located and it contained 105 grams of methamphetamine, a large amount of marijuana and a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun.

The homeowner, identified as 65-year-old James Hall, a convicted felon. Let’s say it again 65-years-old (Old enough to know better) AND a CONVICTED FELON for drug related crimes! He was arrested at the hospital upon release.

He is charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession or Use of Drug Related Objects, Possession of a Handgun During the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail on no bond.

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