Investigation results in arrests, meth, pills

LAWRENCEVILLE — A long-term investigation into a pair of groups selling methamphetamine in Gwinnett has resulted in 18 arrests since it began in September, officials said, and police are asking for help finding yet another suspect.

All told, the investigation spanning six different locations in Lawrenceville, Norcross, Suwanee and Doraville uncovered more than $125,000 worth of drugs, the majority of which was meth.

In addition to 1,090 grams of meth, 53 grams of cocaine and more than 1,000 prescription pills recovered, officials also seized nine cars and nine guns, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Almost $30,000 in cash was seized.

The 12 men and six women arrested ranged from 19 to 54 years old, and were charged with everything from conspiracy to commit a crime to trafficking in methamphetamine.

Locations where search warrants were executed in recent months include: Laurelton Circle, Legacy Park Drive and Lookout Point in Lawrenceville, Samuel Drive in Norcross, Suwanee Creek Road in Suwanee and Elrod Street in Doraville.

Still on the lam is 19-year-old Corina Lineth Fierro-Ayala, whom officials have issued an active arrest warrant for. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5000.