Updated: Nov 17
By Joe Johnson
Tips from the public on Wednesday reportedly led to the arrest of an alleged drug trafficker outside of an Athens convenience store.
Acting on that information, officials said, officers from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department along with agents from the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force and U.S Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives arrested Christopher Javun Deonte Allen.
They took the 29-year-old Norwood Circle resident into custody after he left a store at 496 North Ave. and got into his vehicle.
“A search of his person and vehicle located two concealed handguns, a collection of narcotics, and approximately $1,200 in U.S. currency,” ACCPD Public Information Assistant Geof Gilland said.
Allen was charged with trafficking in fentanyl and cocaine, possession of a Schedule I drug with intent to distribute, and possession of Schedule II drugs, two counts each of possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and also with theft by receiving stolen property for a handgun that was reported stolen locally.
Allen was further charged with a felony probation violation relating to his conviction on drug charges last March in Clarke County Superior Court for which he was sentenced to nine years on probation.
He is currently being held without bail at the Clarke County Jail.
in addition, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office placed a hold on Allen's release for an unspecified reason .