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Forsyth, North Fulton police join forces to crack down on drug dealers

Police forces in Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Forsyth County have formed a drug task force made up of 18 agents. They have already arrested three "large-scale" drug dealers.
Police forces in Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Forsyth County have formed a drug task force made up of 18 agents. They have already arrested three "large-scale" drug dealers.

Two police forces in north Fulton County have teamed up with Forsyth County to crack down on drug dealers in northern metro Atlanta.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this week that it was forming a multi-agency drug task force with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and the Johns Creek Police Department.

The task force will be made up of 18 total officers — or "agents" — from the three departments to focus on "dealer level narcotic investigations," a release said.

Police said that the task force has already arrested three “large-scale” dealers who were “primary suppliers” to local high school students.


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“This is a needed alliance that will make investigating, arresting, and ultimately prosecuting these cases in our area a streamlined, effective process,” Johns Creek Police Chief Ed Densmore said in a statement.

The task force came about after conversations between Densmore, Alpharetta Public Safety Director John Robinson and Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman. Through the partnership, members of the task force can roam freely and conduct investigations throughout the three jurisdictions.

“We all knew that those dealing drugs in Forsyth were also likely dealers in Johns Creek and Alpharetta, “Freeman said.


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