Dawson Police find gun, scales in drug bust

Dawson Police find gun, scales in drug bust

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Police arrested a woman they said was selling marijuana.

Officers executed a search warrant at an apartment on Porter Alley and found four ounces of marijuana, a gun, and scales.

Lt. Alisa Colwell said they arrested 21-year-old Gail Hallback, who lives there.

She was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a housing authority, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Colwell said they received tips from citizens about drug use in that area and had been investigating for several weeks.

"Drugs are one of our biggest problems here, in a lot of cities, but here definitely in Dawson, we're having a lot of people, you know on drugs. We have children doing drugs, and it's running into with the gangs, we're just trying to clean up the neighborhood," said Colwell.

More arrests are pending as the investigation continues.

Anyone who suspects any drug activity or has any additional information about this case is asked to call Dawson Police at 229-995-4414.

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