Narc squad busts meth ring: Trafficking operation extended from Cobb to middle Georgia
by Nikki Wiley
April 04, 2014 04:00 AM | 6962 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Esther Guadarrama
Esther Guadarrama
Wilmer Caballero-Lazo,
Wilmer Caballero-Lazo,
MARIETTA — Four people, including three from Cobb County, have been charged in what police say was a methamphetamine trafficking ring extending from Cobb to middle Georgia.

Alejandra Javier Chaves, of Oglethorpe, near Macon, is accused of arranging the sale of 13 ounces of meth to an undercover officer with the Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna Narcotics Task Force between March 3 and March 11.

Chaves is charged with four counts of meth trafficking after police say he spoke with the undercover agent on the phone and through text messages four times to arrange for the sale and delivery of the drug.

Chaves is in the custody of the state Department of Corrections and will be sent to the Cobb jail after serving his sentence with the state for a separate crime.

Nereida Cruz, 23, of Turner Mill Road in Mableton, also faces felony trafficking charges after the undercover officer said Cruz sold him meth. Cruz has not yet been arrested.

According to accusations in an arrest warrant, Cruz received an order for meth from Chaves, and told the officer when the drugs would be ready for purchase.

Police say Cruz met with the agent three times to sell him 5 ounces of meth. They reportedly would meet at the mailboxes for residents of a mobile home park on Plantation Hill Road in Mableton. The agent would get inside Cruz’s vehicle to complete the sale, the warrant said.

Police say from the time the sale took place, until Cruz arrived back at his home, less than half a mile away, he was kept under constant surveillance.

Also charged in the alleged meth ring are Esther Guadarrama and Wilmer Caballero-lazo, both of 42 Cerice Circle, Marietta.

Caballero-lazo is charged with meth trafficking for allegedly selling 8 ounces of meth to the undercover agent. Guadarrama faces the same charge because the meth was in the center console of her vehicle before it was sold to the agent, according to the warrant.

The pair is also accused of running from police. Guadarrama faces a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and felony fleeing charge after allegedly traveling about 300 yards inside the parking lot of Charter Square Apartments, 2001 Old Concord Road, Marietta, at more than 40 mph with several small children and adults nearby.

Caballero-lazo ran on foot, according to the warrant, and resisted arrest causing cuts and abrasions on the hand of the officer attempting to arrest him.

Following the arrest of Caballero-lazo and Guadarrama, Chaves allegedly sent a threatening text message to the undercover agents threatening “bodily harm,” according to the warrant, prompting an additional felony charge of terroristic threats.

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