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1 arrested after guns, drugs, $32K in cash seized from North Georgia home

In addition to illegal drugs, authorities seized about $32,000 in cash and three firearms, according to the GBI.
In addition to illegal drugs, authorities seized about $32,000 in cash and three firearms, according to the GBI.

Authorities seized pounds of marijuana, bags of LSD doses and bundles of vape pen cartridges containing illegal drugs after a raid in Habersham County on Thursday.

The raid was the culmination of a three-month narcotics investigation by the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, which includes several local law enforcement agencies and the GBI, according to GBI special agent Mitchell Posey. The home’s resident, 21-year-old David Chase Anderson of Mt. Airy, Ga., was later arrested.

David Chase Anderson
David Chase Anderson

Credit: Habersham County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Habersham County Sheriff's Office

During the execution of a search warrant, agents found five pounds of marijuana and 159 vape pen cartridges containing THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high, Posey said. They also found about 100 hits of LSD, roughly $32,000 in cash and three firearms.

The street value of the seized drugs was $30,370, he said.

Authorities seized 159 vape pen cartridges containing THC and 100 "hits" of LSD, according to the GBI.
Authorities seized 159 vape pen cartridges containing THC and 100 "hits" of LSD, according to the GBI.

Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Anderson was pulled over by Habersham County sheriff’s deputies and arrested. He is accused of possessing both marijuana and a schedule 1 narcotic with intent to distribute as well as possessing a stolen firearm, according to the GBI.

He was booked into the Habersham County Jail and released Friday on a $16,800 bond, according to the sheriff’s office. Posey said additional charges are pending.

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