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Woman, two sons charged with drug trafficking for transporting meth from Texas to Georgia

February 7, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Woman, two sons charged with drug trafficking for transporting meth from Texas to Georgia Alex Perez (left), Cresencio Perez, San Juana Barrera

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Georgia authorities arrested a woman and her two sons on drug trafficking charges after they were busted transporting meth from Texas to the Atlanta-area.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 56-year-old San Juana Barrera, 37-year-old Alex Perez and 32-year-old Cresencio Perez allegedly traveled with more than 400 grams of meth stashed in their SUV’s tires back on Jan. 25.

Gwinnett County police’s T.C. Joseph says Cresencio Perez took his mother on the trip to allay suspicions of law enforcement.

Barrera maintained at a court hearing she had no knowledge her sons were transporting the drug load to a residence in the Atlanta-area.

The DEA said a search of the home uncovered over $1 million worth of liquid meth and crystal meth.

Authorities subsequently charged the mother and her two sons with drug trafficking.

Defense attorney Michael Marr says drug enforcement agents couldn’t know the amount of meth was inside before the family arrived.

So far authorities have not made any other arrests in the case.

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