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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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