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Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Crime Continues Double-Digit Decreases Throughout Greater Gwinnett Place

Crime Continues Double-Digit Decreases Throughout Greater Gwinnett Place

(DULUTH)—New statistical data released by Gwinnett County Police shows significant decreases in crime throughout greater Gwinnett Place.

The compiled data covers reported incidents occurring from 2007 through 2010 with an overall 33% decrease.

Police Need Help identifying Lilburn Walmart Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Police Need Help identifying Lilburn Walmart Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Lilburn, GA--  The Lilburn Police Department is currently investigating two separate instances where an unknown suspect has made purchases at our local Walmart located at 4004 Lawrenceville Highway.  The suspect has utilized a credit card with a re-encoded number that matches that of our victim’s card who lives in St. Louis. 

Police have asked residents to take a look at the high quality still photograph of the suspect as he is exiting our Walmart.  If you have any tips concerning this case please contact Detective Jeff Kinney with the Lilburn Police Department by calling 770-638-2182.

Gwinnett County Police Need Help Locating Craigslist Thief

Gwinnett County Police Need Help Locating Craigslist Thief

Gwinnett County Police are requesting help, from the public, in locating a motorcycle thief. According to the victim, Gary Bernard Sirmans contacted him in reference to a Craigslist ad he posted to sell a 2009 Kawasaki 650. The suspect, Sirmans (24 y.o.

Gwinnett Residents: This E-Mail is a Hoax!

Gwinnett Residents: Beware! The following e-mail is a hoax. Gwinnett Co. Sheriff's Dept. PIO, Stacey Bourbonnais stated in an e-mail sent to 11Alive, "It {this email} is not true. This is something that is being circulated on the web that is completely false." The entire email is below. Again, do need heed this warning; this e-mail is a untrue.

Gwinnett County Police Department Seize 163 pounds of Marijuana and make Arrest

Atlanta, GA--  Officers from the Gwinnett County Police Department and Investigators detailed to the Gwinnett Police Special Investigations Section responded to an anonymous tip concerning drug activity at 1500 Ridge Brook Trail, the Bridgewater Apartments. There, Investigators stopped a drug smuggling and sales operation, seizing 163 pounds of marijuana concealed in an apartment and within a vehicle.

The suspect arrested is identified as 20 year-old Angel Felix of Duluth. Felix had recently moved into Gwinnett County from California. He has been charged with 2 counts of Trafficking Marijuana. He remains in jail; no bond has been set.

Armed with a Search Warrant, Narcotics Investigators and Officers from the Gwinnett County Police Department entered an apartment in the Bridgewater Apartment Complex.

Local Business Owner Arrested for Selling Fake Chanel and Louis Vuitton

Atlanta, GA--  Vice Investigators from the Gwinnett County Police Department Special Investigations Section concluded an investigation concerning the sales of counterfeit merchandise, seizing counterfeit designer jewelry from a local business and arresting the business owner.  This investigation focused on Buy 'N Joy, 1291 Old Peachtree Road.  This is an address within an unincorporated area of Gwinnett County, associated with Suwanee.   

Detectives found that counterfeit designer merchandise was being sold, purported as real or genuine, from the business. During the course of the investigation, Undercover Detectives entered the business and were sold two pairs of earrings that proved to be counterfeit.  The earrings, displayed and sold as Chanel and Louis Vuitton earrings, had the general appearance of the genuine articles.