Gwinnett County Raids Take Millions of Dollars Of Marijuana

Atlanta (WAOK/WSBTV) — In a series of “grow house” raids, authorities within Gwinnett County say that they have been able to take off of the streets and dispose of what could amount to millions of dollars of marijuana.

Over the last month, the Gwinnett Metro Task Force has raided at least five homes, netting seizures of approximately 1,800 marijuana plants and 34 pounds of packaged marijuana.  The commander of the Task Force,  said that the operation grew from one house to many after a raid on a home on Beaver Run Road in the Norcross community. So far, the Task Force has raided houses in Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross and Tucker. These raids have amounted to almost $5.5 million worth of seized pot.

The homes that have been raided are rented properties that no one lives in. The homes are modified on the inside to accommodate the growth of marijuana plants.  The suspects are said to be from Vietnam and entered the U.S. through the Canadian Border.

Written by Sherman H. Smith Jr (WAOK/Intern)

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