DALLAS, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested three people in Paulding County Wednesday on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
At around 9:15 a.m., the GBI along with the Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 809 Williams Road in Dallas, Georgia.
Jorge Menera, Daniel Duarte Landa, and Dominguez Marcio Vazquez were arrested following an investigation that involved a vehicle being stopped as it was leaving the property, resulting in a foot pursuit.
The GBI said approximately 40 kilograms of methamphetamine were seized inside the vehicle.
"A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the discovery of an active clandestine methamphetamine lab and more than 56 kilograms of methamphetamine inside the residence," GBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel Sims said.
He said an additional 140 kilograms (308 pounds) of unfinished methamphetamine was also located.
Altogether, that's more than 500 pounds of meth product seized.
“This is the largest amount of methamphetamine that I have ever seen in my career and likely the most that has ever been seized in Paulding County,” Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge said.
Menera, Landa, and Vazquez were arrested at the scene and are being held with multiple charges pending. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is also investigating.
The Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force consists of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Police Department, and Tallapoosa Police Department.
This joint investigation remains active and ongoing.
Paulding County Meth Bust