Hall County

Nearly $85K worth of drugs seized in Hall County, 3 arrested

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The Hall County Sheriff’s Office along with federal authorities netted three arrests and thousands of dollars worth of drugs.

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On Tuesday afternoon, investigators carried out a search warrant at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Foothills Parkway in Gainesville.

During the search, investigators reportedly found over 10 pounds of high-grade marijuana, more than 160 fluid ounces of THC oil, two guns, $61,000 in cash and a small amount of amphetamine pills. According to Hall County officials, the drugs have a combined street value of $85,000. The marijuana and THC oil is allegedly worth $32,000 and $53,000.


Deputies arrested Riley Lena Smith, 22, of Buford, Dennis Mclearn, 30, and Jayden Richey, 23, both of Gainesville.

The trio faces charges of:

  • Trafficking marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Trafficking THC oil
  • Possession of THC oil with intent to distribute
  • Possession of amphetamine
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

All three suspects are currently behind bars at the Hall County Jail without bond. The investigation is ongoing.

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