Hall County, GA - Agents with the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad say a teacher is one of two people arrested in a major drug bust Thursday in Hall County.
Authorities say they seized over $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin found inside a Townhome in Oakwood. “I've worked drugs and gangs for a long time and it was one of the larger cocaine seizures I've ever seen,” says Hall County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Ware.
Investigators say 24-year-old Monica Pascual Brito and 28-year-old Karla Alvarez of Oakwood were arrested on charges of trafficking and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. They're also facing two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Authorities are still searching for Monica's brother, Ricardo Pascual Brito, 25, of Gainesville, Ga. on the same charges.
Hall County School authorities confirm Alvarez has been teaching and coaching girls soccer at Chestatee Middle School Academy since August 2015.
A press release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the seizure included 61 kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of heroin and two semi-automatic assault rifles. The total street value of the sized narcotics was estimated at $6,209,280.
As the search for Ricardo Brito continues, officials are asking anyone with information to call Hall County Central Dispatch at 770-536-8812 or the Hall County Sheriff's Office Warrants Division at 770-531-6907.
61 kilos of cocaine, a kilo of heroin, guns and cash inside a Townhome in Oakwood
Ricardo Pascual Brito
Monica Pascual Brito