Updated:FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. —
After an eight-month investigation, Forsyth County deputies arrested four people they say are linked to a methamphetamine trafficking operation.
Amando Sandoval-Cortes is in jail charged with trafficking methamphetamines. Jose Quintana and Cesar Rojo are charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute. Haley Jenkins was charged with meth possession.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy Robin Regan said their narcotics unit first got word of the trafficking operation back in December. After eight months of investigation, they raided a home on 14th Street, not far from downtown Cumming. There, Regan said they found 33-grams of meth in 48 individual baggies along with thousands of dollars in cash and other drug paraphernalia.
"It is a statewide problem," said Regan. "It is a national problem. It's something we take very seriously. It has a ripple effect throughout the community that obviously is a big concern with us."
"I think we need more patrols down through here," said neighbor Allen Cape.
Cape has lived across the street from that home for 30-years and knew the former owner. He said he appreciates the job deputies did but hopes he'll see increased patrols through his neighborhood, too.
"All we can do is just pray for them and hope things turn out right," said Cape. "Hopefully, God will get a hold of their lives and make them turn out right."
Sandoval-Cortes, Quintana and Rojo remain in jail without bond. Jenkins bonded out.