ONE ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Pedro Aguilar-Lopez, 22, of Rosemont Parkway, Roswell on Tuesday and charged him with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. The arrest followed a joint investigation involving the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Roswell Police Department, and Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
According to investigators, as part of a controlled buy, Aguilar-Lopez travelled to Forsyth County with the one-half pound of methamphetamine in his 2004 Acura TL, and was stopped by deputies as he pulled in to a business at The Collection at Forsyth on Peachtree Parkway. After his arrest, a search of his car resulted in deputies locating the drugs. Aguilar-Lopez then admitted to having additional methamphetamine at his home in Roswell, and a consensual search yielded an additional one-fourth pound of methamphetamine and a .45 caliber handgun. The street value of the confiscated drugs is estimated at $33,600.
“I am very proud of our cooperation with other agencies in this case and the work our Narcotics Unit does to rid our community of drugs,” said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper. “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.”
Aguilar-Lopez is currently being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond.