The Gwinnett Metro Task Force has shut down three marijuana grow houses in the county since last Thursday.
On Thursday, May 15, GMTF investigators followed up on information they received indicating that there may be drugs in a home at 2386 Hidden Lane Snellville. While at the residence, investigators encountered Michael Gerrard Brown, who leased the home. Investigators at the scene noted a strong odor of marijuana and obtained a search warrant. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 414 marijuana plants and the arrest of Michael Gerrard Brown.
Additional information was gained at the location which led investigators to Michael Brown’s primary residence at 3016 Overlook Hill Pass in Dacula. An additional search warrant was obtained for the Dacula home and the subsequent search revealed a marijuana grown room that had been partially dismantled, along with a small amount of loose marijuana and other suspected narcotics.
The investigation also led to a third residence, leased by Michael Brown, at 3466 San Antonio Drive in Snellville. A subsequent search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence and resulted in the seizure of an additional 251 marijuana plants.
Michael Brown was arrested and charged with (3 counts) VGCSA Manufacture of Marijuana, trafficking in Marijuana and VGCSA within 1000 feet of a school. He was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail without incident and is currently being held without bond.
Additional charges and/or arrests are expected as the investigation continues.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force is comprised of deputies from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and officers from Lilburn Police Department, Lawrenceville Police Department, Snellville Police Department, Duluth Police Department, and Suwanee Police Department. The GMTF was formed in 2012 to investigate drug and vice complaints in Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Duluth, and Suwanee.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force can be contacted by the Drug Tip Line at 770-670-5190 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org