• Police make meth bust worth $2 million in Gwinnett Co.

    By: Amy Napier Viteri


    Police in Gwinnett County tell Channel 2 Action News they have made a massive methamphetamine bust worth more than $2 million.

    Police told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri they found 131 pounds of liquid meth inside a house on James Road in Lawrenceville.

    Investigators put up signs on the front door of the home warning people.

    Neighbors told Viteri they had no idea a drug operation worth millions was going on right in front of them and are worried about health risks left behind inside the home.

    Homeland security investigations agent and Gwinnett's metro task force came to the home Wednesday after getting word drugs were inside.

    "It is dangerous, especially so close. It's a lot," said neighbor Sharon Hammock.

    "That's a lot and it's a very quiet place and nobody would really think that such a thing was going on over there," another neighbor told Viteri.

    The neighbor told Viteri she never met her neighbors Jesus Casino Gonzalez and Nahum Rodriguez. She said she had no idea of the operation investigators said they were running just feet from her home.

    "I'm very concerned because I always take my kids in the backyard and we could be inhaling all that chemical stuff going on in there and nobody knows," another neighbor told Viteri.

    The homeowner of the house police raided showed up Monday night, looking for this month's rent and not knowing what was going on.

    "I saw the warning signs on the door and then you showed up to tell me what had happened," the homeowner said, asking not to be identified.

    "And you had no idea?" Viteri asked.

    "Had no idea," the homeowner said.

    He also had no way of getting in the home after discovering someone changed the locks. He's not sure it's even safe to be inside.

    "I never experienced this so this will be something new to me. I need to find out what I need to do to get it cleaned up," the homeowner said.

    The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office told Viteri the investigation isn't over yet.

    Casino Gonzalez is charged with meth trafficking and has an immigration hold on his case. Rodriguez is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.

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