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Dawsonville father arrested for multiple felonies
Daniel Nelson arrest

A Dawsonville man has pleaded guilty to multiple drug-related crimes committed in November 2021. 

Daniel John Nelson, 23, entered guilty pleas on May 6, 2022 for obstruction and possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and drug-related objects. 

He was sentenced to three years of probation, with the first 90 days to be served in confinement on the meth possession charge. For the misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, Nelson received a sentence of 12 months of probation, with the first 90 days to be served in jail. The drug-related object and obstruction punishments ran concurrent with the marijuana charge. 

Nelson was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 10 when deputies executed multiple warrants at his home just before 9:30 p.m. 

They arrested him for alleged felonies of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree cruelty to children, failure to comply with drug court and a probation violation. 

Nelson was also arrested for obstruction of an officer and drug-related objects related to alleged crimes he committed on Nov. 4, 2021 between 7:04 and 9 p.m.

One warrant from November alleged that Nelson had 25 grams of marijuana at his home, which he planned to distribute via a large digital scale and plastic bags. Another warrant detailed how he allegedly had two metal marijuana grinders and a homemade smoking device. There was supposedly marijuana residue located in and around all of the drug paraphernalia. 

During that same night, Nelson allegedly had his two-year-old child around the residence at the time he was planning to distribute drugs. 

Nelson received the obstruction charge because he allegedly fled on foot from deputies when a warrant was being served on Nov. 4. 

Although most of his charges are listed under a case with a $44,200 bond, Nelson was not given bond for the controlled substance, drug court and probation violation charges. 

He is still in custody at the Dawson County Detention Center.