• Anonymous tip leads to large drug, gun bust

    By: Amy Napier Viteri


    ATLANTA - Atlanta police said an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led them to seize 9 pounds of marijuana from a northwest Atlanta home along with molly, $1,800 in cash and guns.

    Neighbor Paul Smith told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he's lived on Emily Place for 46 years.

    "I didn't even know it was in there. I'm going to tell you the truth," Smith said.

    Investigators said after undercover officers purchased drugs at the home they returned with a warrant.

    "As they were coming onto the porch actually heard the occupants locking the front door," said Officer John Chafee. "They had to force that door open."

    Police arrested three men inside the home -- Terrence Hendrix, Quinton Rogers and Angelo Harris. They estimated the value of the drugs inside the home at nearly $15,000 and recovered an additional $1,800 in cash.

    "They also found a .45-caliber handgun under a sofa cushion and a 12-gauge shotgun that was stuffed in the floor beside a floor vent," Chafee said.

    One mother who recently moved to the neighborhood with her family asked not to be identified but said she saw police removing evidence from the home.

    "I have kids over here and that lets me know that's one house I know that don't got nothing in it that might harm my kids so it was fine with me," the woman told Viteri.

    The three men are in the Fulton County Jail facing felony charges.

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