On Tuesday, two Cherokee County men were arrested on charges of trafficking heroin.
The Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad arrested Richard Chad Edwards, 31, of Woodstock, and Brandon Lamar Ray, 22, of Acworth.
Edwards was charged with two counts of sale of heroin, trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Ray was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.
This is the first trafficking heroin charge ever made by CMANS.
"Several of the people we have arrested with heroin in recent months have said that it was CMANS' success in cutting down on the flow of prescription drugs into the wrong hands that has pushed users into the purchase of heroin," said Phil Price, Commander of CMANS. "Heroin has a similar high to Oxycontin, and is easily injected."
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