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Drug bust removes 7,000 doses of deadly fentanyl from streets of Athens

By Joe Johnson

The recent arrest of a purported drug dealer in Athens led to the discovery of a large quantity of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that has resulted in numerous overdose deaths in the Athens area.

The incident occurred the afternoon of Dec. 20

when members of the Northeast Georgia Regional

Drug Task Force and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department's Gang Unit arrested Dwan Hewlett, a 40-year-old Hull resident.

The arrest happened when officers located Hewlett at a convenience store at 645 Danielsville Road and a he engaged them in a short foot chase. When officers searched his vehicle they discovered trafficking amounts of fentanyl,

methamphetamine, and cocaine along with packaging material,a digital

scale and a gun with an altered serial number, according to police.

Police indicated that Hewlett possessed nearly five ounces of fentanyl, which amounts to nearly 7,000 potentially fatal doses.

He was charged with trafficking fentanyl, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon criminal use of an aricle with an altered ID, obstruction, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies.

In a news release ACCPD stated its commitment to "removing drug traffickers and dangerous opiates from our community."

The police department asked for anyone with

information about drugs in the community to call the drug tip line at 706-613-3297.

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Arrested....but NOT prosecuted by our DA!!!


Best thing to do with these merchants of death and child killers is to strap them to a chair and force feed ALL the deadly drugs they possess right down thei throat!!

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emccorkle
emccorkle
28 de dez. de 2023

Joe, you sure are touchy about anybody criticizing your buddies or your ideas.

What toe did I step on to get kick off after being a paying customer?

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Classic City News
Classic City News
28 de dez. de 2023
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What are you talking about? If you had been kicked off you wouldn't have been able to post this comment.

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Please do society a favor and neuter him immediately!

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Georgia is a Cesspool
Georgia is a Cesspool
28 de dez. de 2023
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Let’s go ahead and neuter all men. Save us the abortion talks, men are responsible for 100% of pregnancies!

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Good job police.

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juanmachado
juanmachado
27 de dez. de 2023

Excellent work ACCPD! You saved a lot of people's lives. I hope he is sent to a federal for the rest of his life!

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Georgia is a Cesspool
Georgia is a Cesspool
28 de dez. de 2023
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Unfortunately, busting drug dealers doesn’t save any lives. Addiction doesn’t end with the arrest of a drug dealer. Those addicted will just find another source. Until we start putting money into treatment for ALL addicts, these arrests will do no good. You have to be quite wealthy to get into a good treatment program in this country.

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