Posted: Thursday, August 2nd 2012 at 5:40pm
Agents seize more than 86 pounds of heroin in Gwinnett Co.
By The Associated Press
DULUTH - Federal and local authorities say agents have seized more than 86 pounds of heroin in a major drug bust in suburban Atlanta.
Authorities said three men, two Mexican nationals and a U.S. citizen, were arrested.
Harry S. Sommers, special agent in charge of the Atlanta field office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, said the raid Wednesday was a follow-up to a bust from a year ago in which nearly 77 pounds of heroin was confiscated from the same drug organization.
Sommers said the investigation led agents to a ``known drug stash house'' in Duluth, where the heroin was found inside the cavities behind a dry wall. Agents also seized an AR-15 assault rifle and a .45-caliber handgun, two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and $50,000 in cash.
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