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Two arrested, stash of fentanyl and meth seized in multiagency operation in Athens


ACCPD display of seized drugs

By Joe Johnson

Two suspected drug traffickers were arrested and a $50,000 stash of meth and fentanyl were taken off the streets as the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation in Athens.

According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, eight kilograms of methamphetamine, eight ounces of fentanyl, and 15 pounds of marijuana were seized on Wednesday.

The arrested alleged traffickers were identified by police as Athens residents Darrell Jerome Jackson, 40, of Moore's Ford Road in Bogart, and Darien Nicole Woodrum, 30 of University Oaks apartments in Athens.

Both were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Darrell Jerome Jackson
Darien Nicole Woodrum

The arrests investigation stemmed from the drugs being stashed in an Athens rental storage unit, police said, and the arrests were made when a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle the suspects were riding in.

Assisting in the investigation were the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force, the Athens Clarke County Police Department, and the Clarke, Oconee, and Greene County sheriff’s offices.

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Watching&Wondering
Watching&Wondering
Mar 09, 2023

Whether the DA wants to prosecute or not isn’t as much the point as the fact that she doesn’t have enough ADAs to get the job done.

Hopefully this case will go to Federal Court, where time sentenced is time served!

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Unknown member
Mar 09, 2023

I really don't care about the marijuana... That said I have no issue if they use that charge to give these scumbags a longer sentence because of the meth and fentanyl. Hopefully they will spend a very, very long time in prison.

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Kim Zanone
Kim Zanone
Mar 09, 2023

Thank you to all the law enforcement involved. Drugs are truly a horrific problem in our world. I have seen it destroy and kill people, innocent bystanders and their families. May they find their way out of the grip of drugs. As always, thank you for keeping us informed.

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