North Fulton County

Quiet neighborhood ‘the perfect cover’ for major meth operation

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Federal investigators confiscated meth, heroin, money and guns from a Johns Creek home after staking out the home for several months, documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

"I went and walked out to see DEA fully vested, guns drawn, coming down the street. Cars everywhere," neighbor Ginny Myers told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik about the April 26 raid. "It's scary."

According to a federal complaint Petchenik obtained, a confidential informant alerted the Drug Enforcement Administration to a Mexican-based drug supplier who had an operation in the Atlanta area with upwards of 100 kilograms of methamphetamine for sale, costing about $9,200 per kilogram. The complaint said an undercover agent set up a controlled buy with a man who was renting a home on Chimney Bluff off Nesbit Ferry Road.


“It was single males. I would see three or four different people, which was unusual in itself in this neighborhood,” Myers said. “Always had nice cars in the driveway and in the garage.”

The complaint said agents arrested Giovani Orozco Ramirez and Brayan Lisandro Razo Bermudez on drug trafficking charges and recovered suspected heroin, meth, cocaine, drugs and several weapons from the home.

“A neighborhood like this would be a perfect cover, in some respects, to just move in and go unnoticed,” Myers said.

A judge ruled to keep both men detained.