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October 29, 2007

Feds arrest six for meth conspiracy

Six Dalton men were in the Whitfield County jail Monday on federal charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamines with the intent to distribute.

The FBI announced the arrests of Antonio Quintero, 25; Rolando Quinonez Godoy, 27; Jesus Meraz, aka Jessie Meraz, 30; Francisco Kiko Meraz, 25; Mario A. Lopez, 24; and Armando Martinez, aka Rogelio Pimentel, 31, all of Dalton.

The arrests resulted from a one and a half year joint investigation between the FBI, the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office and the Dalton Police Department, according to an FBI press release. More arrests are expected.

Sheriff’s Office Maj. John Gibson said the men were in jail awaiting arraignment on the charges. They are scheduled to appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on Wednesday in Rome.

Gibson says local authorities will release more information on the arrests today.

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