by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
NORCROSS, Ga. - Gwinnett County sheriff's deputies said a recent warrant sweep was trying to clear up a
backlog of hundreds of misdemeanor warrants.
"You never know what you're going to find when knock on a door," Lt. John Spear with the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.
When deputies knocked at a door on Arlene Court Tuesday night, they were looking for a person with an active arrest warrant.
Instead, investigators said they found marijuana plants, assorted and labeled jars of
John Nicholas and Michale Nicholas were charged with manufacturing marijuana. Deputies said they seized grow lights, a .22-caliber handgun and more than 2 pounds of
Neighbors said they never suspected a thing.
"It just totally shocks
"Instead of just letting them sit in a file drawer, we pulled those (warrants) back out and looked at them for new information," Spear said.
Spear said new information led them to apartment on Ashley Run Court in Norcross.
Deputies said after smelling
They arrested Lewis Gray and Kenyanna Gray after seizing marijuana, plastic baggies, digital scales and a 9 mm TEC-9 -- a semi-automatic handgun known for working with high-capacity magazines containing dozens of rounds.
Spear said most of the warrants were less than six months
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