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Armed alleged drug trafficker arrested by agents acting on tips from the public

Updated: Nov 17, 2023


Christopher Allen

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 .

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Izzy Mendalbaum
Izzy Mendalbaum
Nov 18, 2023

Yes, yes, yes! This is how it's supposed to work! Every dealer has someone, maybe several someones who know his deal. It must be hard to turn in someone who may be violent, but we gotta do it. GOOD!

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Samson Tiger
Samson Tiger
Nov 17, 2023

Enjoy your stay at the gray bar hotel.

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ThatGirl
ThatGirl
Nov 17, 2023

Oh look. Another probation violation.

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