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Roswell man arrested for trafficking meth
Caught in Forsyth operation

by Jonathan Copsey

April 24, 2013

Forsyth and Roswell investigators arrested Pedro Aguilar-Lopez for trafficking more than $33,000 in methamphetamine from his Roswell home.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. A Roswell man was arrested April 23 in Foryth County for trafficking $33,600 in methamphetamine.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Pedro Aguilar-Lopez, 22, of Rosemont Parkway, Roswell, and charged him with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The arrest followed a joint investigation involving the GBI, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Roswell Police Department and Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

According to investigators, Aguilar-Lopez traveled to Forsyth County with the one-half pound of methamphetamine in his 2004 Acura TL, and was stopped by deputies as he pulled in to a business at The Collection at Forsyth on Peachtree Parkway. This was part of an undercover investigation. A search of his car resulted in deputies locating the drugs. Aguilar-Lopez then admitted to having additional methamphetamine at his home in Roswell, and a consensual search yielded an additional one-fourth pound of methamphetamine and a .45 caliber handgun. The street value of the confiscated drugs is estimated at $33,600.

"I am very proud of our cooperation with other agencies in this case and the work our Narcotics Unit does to rid our community of drugs," said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper. "Meth and other dangerous drugs are directly linked to other crimes in Forsyth County, and we'll continue to do everything we can to eradicate them."

Aguilar-Lopez is currently being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond.