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Saturday May 23rd, 2015 4:52AM

Agents seize more than 86 pounds of heroin in Gwinnett Co.

By The Associated Press
DULUTH - Federal and local authorities say agents have seized more than 86 pounds of heroin in a major drug bust in suburban Atlanta.

Authorities said three men, two Mexican nationals and a U.S. citizen, were arrested.

Harry S. Sommers, special agent in charge of the Atlanta field office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, said the raid Wednesday was a follow-up to a bust from a year ago in which nearly 77 pounds of heroin was confiscated from the same drug organization.

Sommers said the investigation led agents to a ``known drug stash house'' in Duluth, where the heroin was found inside the cavities behind a dry wall. Agents also seized an AR-15 assault rifle and a .45-caliber handgun, two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and $50,000 in cash.

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