Sunday, August 31, 2003
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Clayton News Daily
From staff reports
The Clayton County Drug Enforcement Task Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested four men and seized 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 5 pounds of methamphetamine, a car and a handgun in a joint investigation Thursday evening.
It was one of the largest drug busts in Clayton County history.
The investigation began after a "buy bust" that resulted in the arrest of two Hispanic males and led task force agents to a house on Rosewood Circle in Jonesboro. There, agents discovered two men and a woman in a house that had electricity but no running water or furniture. Agents referred to the location as a "stash house," a dwelling that is used only to "stash" items.
At the Rosewood Circle house agents discovered several bundles of marijuana secured with duct tape as well as the block of what turned out to be methamphetamine.
The drugs have a street value of about $3 million, according to Clayton County Sheriff Stanley Tuggle. Tuggle supervises the task force.
The investigation continues and police are revealing the identity of only one of the four men arrested. Jesus Garcia Perez, 31, of Mexico and another man are being held in the Clayton County jail. Two other men are being held in an Atlanta City Jail.