EXCLUSIVE: Main meth operation, cockfighting ring uncovered in South Fulton

2021-04-09 11:05:41

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — Two raids this week led officers to a significant meth operation. Metropolis of South Fulton police mentioned a person put others at risk as he made 77 kilos of meth inside a type of buildings.

Officers mentioned the raid uncovered one other disturbing crime: Investigators discovered the meth in a barn stuffed with birds tied to cockfighting.

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Solely Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne obtained video of the medication and particulars of the bust.

“I’m actually pleased with the efficiency of our folks. They have been capable of uncover this meth lab, truly bust it and shut it down,” South Fulton Police Chief Keith Meadows mentioned.

Police seized 77 kilos of meth by working with Homeland Safety Investigation brokers. South Fulton police Lt. S. McKesey mentioned the operation is related to a cartel primarily based in Mexico.

“We’re saving a number of lives,” she instructed Winne. “It’s a giant win for town of South Fulton that we’re capable of get this quantity off of the streets.”

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McKesey mentioned her group and HSI brokers arrived on the property on Stonewall Inform Highway to seek out proof of a cockfighting operation and the meth.

“We truly had the placement on Stonewall Inform Highway underneath our radar for some time, however it was an awesome partnership between federal and native jurisdictions.”

The lieutenant mentioned investigations subsequent hit a home off Westbrook Highway in Union Metropolis, which is owned by 59-year-old Isidoro Palacios. Investigators mentioned he additionally rented the Stonewall Inform property, the place they discovered a number of the meth within the barn with the birds.

On the home on Westbrook, investigators discovered the motherload of meth with a lab replete with 4 garments dryers, drying racks and extra used to make meth.

“It was extraordinarily harmful to the group and to the neighborhood and we’re glad that we truly discovered it once we did,” McKesey mentioned.

McKesey mentioned that Palacios is locked up in Fulton County Jail on a meth trafficking cost. She mentioned police discovered a stolen shotgun and stolen automotive on the Stonewall Inform property.

“Town of South Fulton has essentially the most undeveloped land within the area and it’s simple for folks to attempt to exploit that,” Meadows mentioned. “We’re proper right here close to our airport and so when you’ve got main interstates working by means of our metropolis, having the ability to do visitors interdiction is extraordinarily vital.”

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned that Palacios declined to be interviewed by Channel 2 Motion Information.

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