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Clayton police arrest alleged meth traffickers

Two men suspected of trafficking methamphetamine in Conley and Forest Park were arrested, and agents seized 11 ounces of meth, two cars and a gun.

The Clayton County Police Department's narcotics unit, working with information from the Henry County Police Department, served a search warrant at 2114 Slate Road, in Conley. While conducting surveillance in the area, Lt. Robert Bridgeman said, agents saw the two suspects leave in a 2006 Ford Escape.

Pulling over the Ford, at about 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, officers arrested two men: 25-year-old Rodney Lee Marsh, and 39-year-old John Frank Wilson. The police found two ounces of methamphetamine in the sports utility vehicle, which "the two men attempted to hide and destroy," according to Bridgeman.

At the same time the two were being stopped, narcotics agents served the search warrant on the house, finding 45-year-old Judy Delane Long, her 6-year-old son, nine ounces of methamphetamine and a handgun.

Agents seized the meth, the gun, the Ford Escape and a Chevrolet Camaro, all together worth approximately $36,000.

Marsh was charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, Wilson and Long were each charged with one count of trafficking. The boy was turned over to relatives.

- Daniel Silliman