4th of July Drug Bust Nets $408,600 in Illegal Drugs at Clarkesville Home


CLARKESVILLE, Ga. – Agents with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO),  which consists of Sheriff’s offices in eight north Georgia counties, including White, Dawson and Lumpkin, celebrated the 4th of July by taking more than $400,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.

Deputies with the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 9-1-1 hangup at 2721 Alec Mountain Road Tuesday. When they arrived, they saw Nicholas Green, 35, at the back door. Green slammed the door shut when he spotted the deputies

Nicholas Green

AREDO agents executed a search warrant and after further investigation, they found 25 marijuana plants just inside the back door along with 23 half gallon mason jars full of marijuana and one half gallon Mason jar full of mushrooms.

The street value of the illegal narcotics is $408,600. Green had supplies used in a marijuana grow operation in a box beside the plants.

Agents also seized $660 in cash and multiple rifles, a 12g shotgun and a .22 cal. handgun.

Green was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a scheduled I narcotic (Mushroom). He was transported to the Habersham County Detention Center.

For additional information about Appalachian RDEO or to provide tips on criminal activity look  for ARDEO@appalachiandtf on twitter or follow on facebook@appalachianrdeo and/or Instagram or contact your local Sheriff’s Office or Police Department.

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of the following Sheriff’s Offices: White County, Lumpkin County, Towns County, Banks County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County, Franklin County, the Cleveland Police Department, and the Lavonia Police Department, along with the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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