Monday, May 6, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett and federal authorities recently uncovered more than $2 million worth of methamphetamine inside a Lawrenceville home.
Homeland Security investigators and deputies from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office raided a home on James Road -- which runs between Cruse Road and Lawrenceville Highway -- on May 1, acting on information that drugs were inside. Occupants of the home reportedly consented to a search, and authorities spotted "two containers filled with what appeared to be methamphetamine," sheriff's department spokeswoman Deputy Shannon Volkodav said.
Members of the Gwinnett Metro Task Force then responded to the scene and, after obtaining a search warrant, found more meth, this time in liquid form. The Drug Enforcement Agency's lab enforcement team was then called in.
"This joint effort resulted in the seizure of approximately 131.2 pounds of methamphetamine, which has an approximate street value of $2,099,200," Volkodav said. "One suspect was arrested at the scene and a second suspect was arrested the following day during the course of the investigation, which is ongoing."
The suspects were identified as Jesus Eduardo Cansino-Gonzalez, who lived at 858 James Road, and Nahum Rodriguez, who lived in Norcross. The former was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, the latter with conspiracy to commit a crime.
Jail records showed a hold for immigration authorities on Cansino-Gonzalez.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force -- comprised of representatives of the Gwinnett sheriff's office and Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Duluth and Suwanee police departments -- was formed last year to investigate drug and vice complaints in the represented cities.