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Georgia Father-Daughter Duo Charged With Trafficking Ecstasy, Marijuana
A raid yielded more than two pounds of weed, 87 MDMA pills and $22,000 in cash, cops said.
Police last week busted an unusual pair of alleged drug dealers: a father-daughter duo.
Daniel M. Williams III, 51, and Morgan C. Williams, 17, both of Cumming, Georgia, were arrested last Wednesday night after raids on their residence and a storage unit tied to the duo turned up more than two pounds of marijuana, 87 MDMA pills and $22,000 in cash, according to the Gainesville Times.
“We believe that they were working together to sell drugs in the Forsyth County area,” county Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Rainwater told the newspaper.
Drug-packaging materials were also uncovered during the raid, police said.
Originally, investigators’ attention was focused on the daughter, Morgan, a student with dual enrollment at North Forsyth High School and the University of North Georgia. They suspected her of allegedly selling the narcotics to high school students, Rainwater said.
An anonymous tip months ago about a drug-dealing high schooler left cops trying to track down the culprit, who the tipster said had been selling marijuana and some kind of pills to other teenagers, according to FOX 5.
But, as the law enforcement investigation into Morgan's alleged activities progressed, detectives determined that Morgan’s father, Daniel, was also involved in the operation, according to Rainwater.
Morgan Williams is charged with six felonies, including the sale of marijuana, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, intent to distribute marijuana, intent to distribute MDMA, tampering with evidence, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug-related objects.
Her father is charged with felony counts of intent to distribute MDMA and use of electronic communications to facilitate a drug offense.
Both were held at the Forsyth County Jail without bond after their arrests.
The MDMA tablets looked "like Flintstone vitamins," one mother in the neighborhood told FOX 5, explaining that she was concerned the pills were being dealt to teenagers in the area, and that their innocuous appearance might deceive parents.
Police added that both suspects are related to Elaine Sunwoo Williams, an area woman who was arrested in 2015 for allegedly attempting to buy a baby off Craigslist for her 14-year-old daughter, according to the Forsyth County News, a local newspaper.
During that incident, Elaine Williams was charged with “domestic-unlawful advertisement inducement for adoption of children,” but the charge was dismissed. Authorities told the newspaper at the time that an unnamed 14-year-old girl related to Williams faced similar charges as a juvenile for the incident.
Disposition of those charges is not known, because juvenile records are ordinarily sealed.
[Photos: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department]