Heroin, deadly fentanyl confiscated in biggest bust in Cherokee Co. history

There?€™s no telling how many lives were saved when authorities made the biggest heroin bust in Cherokee County history Thursday afternoon.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — There's no telling how many lives were saved when agents with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad made the biggest heroin bust in Cherokee County history Thursday afternoon.

Channel 2 Action News has learned agents made the bust at a home on Wauchula Way in Woodstock.

Investigators said they found “large quantities” of heroin, crystal meth and fentanyl inside the home, and it’s clear the primary purpose of the home was to make drugs.

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"It appears, based on what we found at the scene, that he was taking heroin and fentanyl and other adulterants and mixing it to make more money off the heroin," said Phil Price, with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit.

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People who live on the street told Channel 2's Lori Wilson that there's rarely traffic on the street and they're surprised at what was happening.

Amy Crew told Wilson she's lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and what she saw Thursday shocked her.

"Unbelievable and dangerous. I mean, he could have blown us all up," Crew said.

During the investigation, 26-year-old Jerome Allen, 36-year-old Edward Ball and 31-year-old Katie Marissa Zepeta were arrested.