Forsyth County sheriff's deputies arrested six people on drug charges on Monday.
According to Sheriff Ted Paxton, undercover narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at a unit at Summit Crossing Apartments in south Forsyth County.
Inside the town home, deputies found LSD, ecstasy, hash and marijuana in "distribution level amounts," scales, baggies over 100 pipes, and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Deputies arrested Noah Paul Spicer, 20, Alex M. Robichaux, 19, Evan Michael Snider, 20, Kara Lane Buffington, 18, and Joshua Taylor Bell, 19, all of Cumming.
All five were charged with one count each of possession of LSD with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA (ecstasy) with intent to distribute and possession of hash with intent to distribute.
All were arrested at the scene, except for Robichaux, who turned himself in at the Forsyth County Detention Center.
Nicholas Daniel Traynor, 19, of Cumming, arrived while investigators were executing the search warrant. He was charged with possession of marijuana, less than one ounce.
The town home was rented by Spicer and Robichaux.
"We would consider this a mid-level drug distribution operation, targeted at selling to young people in their late teens and 20s," said Sheriff Paxton. "Undercover narcotics investigators were surprised to find such a variety of different types of designer drugs in one place. This is not something we ordinarily see in Forsyth County."
Also found were large quantities of several unidentified substances.
"We are seeing more and more experimentation with substances that are yet to be identified by authorities. We don't know what type of effects they may be having on those purchasing and using them," said Lt. Gus Sesam of the Narcotics Unit. He also referenced the synthetic marijuana substances that persons are continuing to use. "People have no idea what kind of chemicals may be in them and what they could do."
These substances, according to Sheriff Paxton, are being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for testing.
"We do want to give credit to our citizens for providing us with a tip that led to these arrests," said Sheriff Paxton. "We appreciate the confidence the citizens have in us to take action and get illegal drugs out of the hands of the distributors. Our narcotics investigators are aggressively following up on any leads the public provides."
Paxton said once the substances are tested, those arrested could face more charges.
Traynor was taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he was later released on a $1,155 bond.
The other five remain at the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond.
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