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Six arrested on meth possession
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A search warrant led to a drug bust by Dawson County Sheriff's Office investigators last week at a home on Perimeter Road.

Investigators arrested six suspects Oct. 24 on possession of controlled substance charges, recovered a stolen motorcycle and seized $5,000 in cash from the home at 959 Perimeter Road, according to Sheriff's Office Spokesman Major Jeff Johnson.

During the Oct. 24 raid, David Lynn Pittman, 32, Andrew James Register, 24, both of Dawsonville, and Ivory-Stone Joseph Guy, 20, of Cumming were each arrested on one count of possession of a controlled substance. Johnson said they are accused of possessing a white, solid material which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Justin Wade Nichols, 41, of Dawsonville was arrested on one count of possession of a controlled substance, and is also charged with a felony probation violation. According to Johnson, Nichols is accused of possessing a spoon which contained a residual material that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Cherie Lynette Cross, 54, of Dawsonville was arrested on one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Cross is accused of possessing a white, solid material which field tested positive for methamphetamine, Johnson said.

Cross is also charged with one count of theft by receiving stolen property, a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was reported stolen out of Forsyth County.

Tyler Gene Minkel, 33, of Gainesville was arrested on one count of possession of a controlled substance. Johnson said Minkel is accused of possessing a glass smoking device that contained a residual material which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to Johnson, there is no evidence that methamphetamine was being manufactured in the home.

Minkel was released from the jail on Oct. 26 after posting bond.

According to jail records, all but Minkel are being held without bond at the Dawson County Detention Center.