Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. February 8, 2016.
Agents with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (C.M.A.N.S.) arrested a Heroin trafficker last night in Woodstock. Chad Nielsen, 22 years old of Acworth, delivered 8.2 grams of Heroin to an undisclosed location in Woodstock where he was taken into custody. With Nielson was Christopher Gibson, 29 years old of Kennesaw. Gibson was in possession of a small quantity of Heroin and a firearm that the two had arranged to sell. Both men were taken into custody.
Agents then went to Nielsen’s Acworth home and seized two more firearms. Nielsen is charged with Trafficking Heroin, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Gibson was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony. Nielsen remains in custody without bond. Gibson remains in custody with a $33,400.00 bond.
The Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad is a joint task force working in Cherokee County to investigate drug related violations. Participating agencies include the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, the Canton Police Department, the Woodstock Police Department, the Holly Springs Police Department, the Ball Ground Police Department, the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office for the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia State Patrol. Citizens may call in tips anonymously to (770) 345-7920, or may speak to an agent by calling (678) 493-7625.