5 men arrested after making 39,000 pills in Marietta rental home, police say

MARIETTA, Ga. — Marietta police say they busted a pill pushing operation they say was taking place inside a short-term rental home.

Police say a woman called 911 to say the men staying in her home that she had rented to them through an online service had overstayed their short-term lease. She also suspected them of either using or selling drugs.

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According to the incident report, an officer arrived to the home to find four men carrying a large item covered in a blanket and put it in a car. As he spoke to one of the men, the other three were struggling to keep their balance.

The officer also noted in the report that the man he was speaking with was sweating heavily and his eyes were dilated.

When the officer returned to his vehicle, he saw several containers covered in white powder and saw a fifth man carrying a suitcase and bucket. He saw the man fall into a fence and leave the bucket on the ground.

As the man got to the car, he lost his grip on the suitcase and it began rolling down the driveway. Instead of retrieving it, the man got inside the car.


Police say that they found 35 pounds of Xanax pills, which measures out to 32,000 pills and 6.5 pounds of Oxycodone, which measures out to 7,000 pills. They also confiscated one handgun, two pill pressing machines and $7,700.

Investigators arrested all five men on the scene and identified them as 40-year-old Jack Dent, 40-year-old Horace Randolph, 29-year-old Lincoln Jones Jr., 39-year-old Maurice Jackson and 24-year-old Nickolos Bond.

Police say it is unclear if the men took the pills they were making or if they were exposed to them chemicals.

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Officials say they credit the bust with the homeowner calling 911 to report what she saw.