Traffic stop leads to $500K meth bust; Gainesville man arrested

Agents seized around a half-million dollars in meth and $4,000 in cash following a traffic stop Jan. 22 in Hall County. It's the largest drug bust in the area so far this year. (HCSO)

A traffic stop led to a major drug bust in Hall County. During the stop, agents say they recovered approximately a half-million dollars in meth.

On January 22, a Georgia State Trooper pulled over Adan Randin-Marban, 33, near Athens Highway at Barrett Road in Hall County. After making the stop, the Trooper called in a K9 unit from Gainesville Police. The K9 alerted officers to the presence of illegal drugs in the pickup, says Hall County Sheriff’s spokesperson Derreck Booth.

The Gainesville/Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad took over the drug case. According to the initial investigation, authorities located approximately five kilograms of methamphetamine and nearly $4,000 cash in the truck.

The street value of the drugs is around $500,000.

Police charged Randin-Marban with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, driving without a license, and failure to maintain lane. He was booked into the Hall County Jail.

The case remains under investigation.

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