SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — Police detained 65 people in connection to a drug operation Friday night in South Fulton.
South Fulton police made a huge drug bust at a warehouse near Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Police arrived at the warehouse located on Selig Drive and found dozens of people shopping.
The shoppers were not buying the latest sneakers or fancy electronics but drugs instead.
“They were operating a drug superstore inside of this warehouse,” said South Fulton Police Chief Keith Meadows.
Police released new details Saturday about the bust, saying they recovered over 1,000 pounds of edibles and marijuana and recovered 13 guns.
Thirty people went to jail for trafficking marijuana. Another 31 people were were shopping were charged with criminal trespassing and released.
Police have obtained 33 arrest warrants and said more are coming. Police impounded 10 cars.
Police said they have been investigating the operation for three years.
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Inside the warehouse, shoppers would browse and buy drugs from sellers, much like one would buy goods at a normal open-air market.
“Patrons would circle around to different vendors purchasing illegal drugs and narcotics,” Meadows said.
In addition to the large number of people detained, police were able to seize all sorts of drugs. Drugs seized include marijuana, THC edibles and a variety of pills.
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