6 accused of cocaine trafficking

LAWRENCEVILLE - Six men suspected of trafficking cocaine through a Duluth apartment unit where a minor was present were arrested by Gwinnett police Tuesday.

According to arrest warrants, the men were found in possession of plastic baggies containing a white substance which tested positive for cocaine.

Some of the bags contained more than 28 grams of the powdery, white drug, the warrant said.

Jose Espinoza-Lopez, Jorge Cabanas-Urias, Humberto Ramos-Garncia, Carlos Diaz-Berenguer, Rodolfo Diaz-Borja and Ricardo Beltran Gonzales - all in their 20s and 30s - were taken into custody at the Meridian Pointe apartments, 1470 Boggs Road, and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

All six men were charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The drugs and a rifle were reportedly accessible to a 16-year-old juvenile who was present at the apartment at the time of the arrest.

According to warrants, the teen was also charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm.

In addition to the three charges, Ramos-Garncia is charged with possession of cocaine. The drug was discovered wrapped in a dollar bill and concealed in his wallet, the warrant said.

Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said she could not provide more details of the arrest Wednesday evening.

All six men remain in jail without bond.