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Brothers arrested for running Fentanyl distribution business

Drugs mimic effects of illegal narcotics on body



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two brothers were arrested March 20 after the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office found they were allegedly distributing drugs, including Fentanyl, a prescription opioid linked to many overdose deaths.

Zackary Christopher Berrong, 25, and Charles Trenton Berrong, 20, were arrested on three counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute, one count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug-related objects.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit along with federal agencies including the United States Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations and Drug Enforcement Administration, executed a search warrant March 20 at 2060 Pinecrest Place in Cumming. The search warrant was based on the suspicion of illegal drugs distributed out of the house. Due to safety concerns regarding Fentanyl and the risk of exposure to officers, a hazardous materials team responded to process the residence and located Fentanyl and illegal substances inside the residence.

The sheriff’s office said the brothers were running a business where large quantities narcotics were being purchased and then redistributed to customers via an online business.

In addition to Fentanyl, the sheriff’s office located other controlled substances and non-controlled substances, commonly referred to as “research chemicals.” These chemicals mimic the effects illegal narcotics have in the body, and while some are legal to possess, all are not meant for human consumption, according to the sheriff’s office. The other illegal narcotics located within the residence, most in powder form, were LSD, Cathinone, Diazepam and Butylone.

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