(Cleveland)- On Wednesday several arrests were made across numerous counties in North
Georgia as the culmination of a year-long investigation conducted by the Hall County Sheriff’s
Office, Gainesville Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Office, Lumpkin County
Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Community Supervision, the
United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Major Offender’s Task
Force, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement
According to a news release from Trent Hillsman, Special Agent in Charge Georgia Bureau of Investigation with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office
Throughout the investigation, law enforcement seized 433 grams of methamphetamine, 4 pounds
of marijuana, 89 grams of crack cocaine, 53 grams of powder cocaine, 90 grams of heroin, 3
firearms, more than $19,000 U.S. Currency, and other assets valued at over $20,000. Two stolen
ATV’s were also recovered as a part of the investigation.
The primary suspect of the investigation, Bernard Jermaine House, 43, of Buford, was arrested
on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, and five counts of Distribution of Heroin, with
further charges pending.
Four search warrants were conducted on Wednesday at addresses
associated with House’s drug trafficking organization.
Other individuals arrested are as follows:
Christian Wright, 30, of Gainesville, was charged with two counts of Trafficking Heroin,
Distribution of Heroin, Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Methamphetamine, and Possession of
Bobby Joe Holloman, 47, of Gainesville, was charged with two counts of Convicted Felon in
Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Cocaine.
Jason Brannon, 44, of Homer, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to
Tiffany Kinney, 38, of Homer, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to
Brendan Hand, 31, of Cleveland, was charged with Possession of Heroin.
DesiRay Rider, 32, of Cleveland, was charged with Possession of Heroin.
Ptia Moss, 27, of Cleveland, was charged with Possession of Heroin, Crossing of Guard Lines
with Drugs, and Possession of Drug Related Objects.
Jacob Loden, 21, of Cleveland, was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug
Additionally, several other individuals wanted for unrelated crimes were also arrested during this
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