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Petitions filed to seize drug suspect's property

Man accused of selling meth from home, car

POSTED: July 28, 2008 5:02 a.m.
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Petitions were filed earlier this month by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office to seize the home and automobile of an alleged methamphetamine dealer.

Danny Junior Fraser, 49, of Dawsonville, was arrested July 9 and charged with possession/distribution of methamphetamine following a six-week investigation by Dawson County narcotics officers.

Fraser also faces a theft by receiving stolen property charge after authorities, during a search of his property, recovered a pickup truck, reported stolen in Dawson County, at his home.

Authorities say Fraser, who is currently being held without bail at the Dawson County Detention Center, has been cooperative in the case, admitting he has been involved in selling methamphetamine in and around Dawson County for at least 10 month.

Fraser has admitted to selling small amounts of methamphetamine to as many as 29 individuals over a 10-month period, totaling over 137 transactions, according to authorities.

During a search conducted on May 23, officers recovered a spiral notebook with names and numbers believed to represent approximately $13,000 owed to Fraser from the sale of drugs, according to authorities.

"The amount he is selling to each individual is not really significant. It's the volume of people he's selling to that's significant to us," said Criminal Investigations Major John Cagle.

"By taking him off the streets, you make 29 or 30 people find somewhere else to buy their drugs," Cagle said.

According to a sworn affidavit included with the complaint for forfeiture filed in Dawson County Superior Court on July 9, "Fraser advised that he would sell drugs from his residence on Moss Road, from his red in color 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at various convenience stores in Dawson County, auto parts stores, individual's residences and at Bubble's Car Wash."

The sheriff's office seized the Monte Carlo on June 13 as contraband used to facilitate methamphetamine distribution transactions.

In addition to using the car to make narcotic transactions, Cagle said the investigation has determined Fraser paid his monthly car note to GMAC with drug money.

Last week, authorities also petitioned the court to place a lien on Fraser's home, a 1,040 square foot house located at 261 Moss Road in the Moss Estates neighborhood.

Once seized, the property would be sold, with the proceeds invested back into the sheriff's war on drugs efforts, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said.

Cagle said other arrests in the case are likely.

E-mail Michele Hester at michele@dawsonnews.com.

 

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