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Gainesville authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant
Russell Passmore
Russell Ray Passmore

HALL COUNTY - Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their infant child in their car.

Russell Ray Passmore, 38, and Megan Elizabeth Stone, 27, were arrested Sunday when Hall County authorities said they found eight bags containing 6 ½ ounces of meth.

The two face charges including trafficking meth and cruelty to a child and were booked into the Hall County Jail.

Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Lt. Don Scalia said the child is now with the Division of Family and Children Services.

“They had the child checked out and get some medical attention out of an abundance of caution,” he said.