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Feds indict 10 in Georgia following DEA Mexican drug cartel investigation

October 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds indict 10 in Georgia following DEA Mexican drug cartel investigation

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Ten individuals in Georgia have been indicted as part of a Mexican drug cartel probe carried out by the DEA and the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office’s Drug Task Force.

Federal law enforcement officials confirmed during a press conference that those taken into custody are alleged members of a Mexican drug cartel and money laundering organization.

The suspects indicted from Gwinnett County are:

• Angel Santiago, on one count of conspiring to commit a crime and one count of meth trafficking.

• Carlos Wilson Paz, indicted on one count of conspiring to commit a crime and one count of cocaine trafficking.

• Carmelo Reyes-Lozano, indicted on one count of conspiring to commit a crime.

Authorities confiscated 400 pounds of meth, 175 pounds of cocaine, $2 million in cash, and ten firearms

• Cesar Leonel Perez-Flores, indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one count of meth trafficking.

• Raul Solorio-Campos, indicted on two counts of conspiring to commit a crime.

• Rony Omar Martinez-Colon, indicted on one count of cocaine trafficking and one count of conspiring to commit a crime.

• Tracy Price, indicted on two counts of cocaine trafficking and one count of conspiring to commit a crime.

• Nicolas Fernandez-Lopez, indicted on one count of meth trafficking, two counts of cocaine trafficking and two counts of conspiring to commit a crime.

• Jose Heredia Gonzalez, indicted on one count meth trafficking.

• Kevin Ernest Contreras, indicted on one count meth trafficking.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the investigation resulted in 35 arrests across Gwinnett, Fulton, Coweta, Clayton, Barrow and Henry counties, along with suspects apprehended in North Carolina. Officers seized over 400 pounds of meth, 175 pounds of cocaine, $2 million in cash and ten firearms over the course of the probe.

The investigation was initiated in Coweta County but became centered on Gwinnett County in February.

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