Hundreds of pounds of crystal meth, drugs found in metro Atlanta apartment

Hundreds of pounds of crystal meth, drugs found in metro Atlanta apartment

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Drug agents raided a Brookhaven apartment and said they found hundreds of pounds of drugs inside.

DEA agents, along with Atlanta police, went to the Sierra Terrace Apartments off of Buford Highway Tuesday morning.

Inside, authorities said they found the equivalent of around 300 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, weapons and cash.

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The DEA estimated the street value of the drugs at at least half a million dollars.

Channel 2's Wendy Halloran was at the scene and said it took agents hours to remove the evidence.

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Two men were arrested but the U.S. Attorney’s office has not yet identified either man.

Neighbor Jose Avila was shocked.

“You never imagine that happened downstairs, you know the apartment below you,” Avila said.

Avila has three daughters and can’t stand the thought that this happened so close to home.

“I heard a lot of noises in the morning, around three in the morning,” Avila said. "Noises like hammering. I don’t know it was weird, there was a lot of people awake at that time.”

Aquiles Lopez lives near the apartment and said he had a sneaking suspicion something was going on.

“There was a weird movement of very expensive cars coming into the parking lot late at night,” Lopez said.