Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff Butch Conway
2900 University Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Media Release – March 11, 2010
Stacey Bourbonnais – Public Information Officer
Office – 770 822-3924
For Immediate Release:
Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputies acting on a caller’s tip about drug activity occurring at a Norcross residence seized 25 kilos of cocaine Wednesday.
The Sheriff’s Department received a tip that drugs were being sold out of a residence at 2565 Redfield Drive in Norcross. Deputies obtained a search warrant Wednesday after they observed activity at the house that led them to believe drugs were being packaged and sold.
Just prior to the search warrant being issued, deputies observed a vehicle leave the residence and followed it to the Best Buy parking lot on Pleasant Hill Road. The driver of the vehicle abandoned the car in the parking lot. A short time later, a K-9 alerted on the car and another search warrant was obtained leading to the seizure of the cocaine with an estimated street value of $600,000.
Deputies also seized drug packaging material and other items related to the packaging and selling of illegal narcotics from the residence along with a small amount of cash.
Arrest warrants are being sought and the investigation is continuing.