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Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal
5 children, 1 adult inside home unharmed
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Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline on two cars and a deck before igniting the flame and setting the home ablaze while children were inside. Russell Lee Wessinger, 44, was taken into custody at the Silver Fox Drive scene, off of Price Road, Saturday afternoon on nearly two dozen charges ranging from arson, child cruelty and aggravated assault, to terroristic acts, criminal damage to property and criminal attempt. He is also charged with theft by taking for allegedly stealing tools from the yard of the home.