Investigators who found almost 90 pounds of methamphetamine inside a vehicle leaving a Dallas residence discovered a manufacturing facility with finished and unfinished meth inside the home Wednesday, June 26, a news release stated.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Jorge Menera, Daniel Duarte Landa, and Dominguez Marcio Vazquez on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine at the residence, the release stated.
The property at at 809 Williams Road is north of Dallas, less than a mile off Cartersville Highway.
On Wednesday, June 26, at about 9:15 a.m., the GBI Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence, the release stated.
"The investigation involved a vehicle being stopped as it was leaving the property, resulting in a foot pursuit and arrest. Approximately 40 kilograms of methamphetamine was seized inside the vehicle," the release stated.
"A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the discovery of an active clandestine methamphetamine lab and more than 56 kilograms of methamphetamine inside the residence.
"An additional 140 kilograms of unfinished methamphetamine was also located."
The total of 96 kilograms of finished methamphetamine reportedly discovered inside and outside the residence equals about 211 pounds.
According to county tax records, the property at 809 Williams Road includes a 30-year-old log home with front and rear porches and rock fireplace and chimney on almost 3 acres of land.
Menera, Landa and Vazquez were arrested at the scene and were being held with multiple charges pending at an undisclosed location. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is also investigating, the release stated.
The Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force consists of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Police Department and Tallapoosa Police Department.
Additional charges are pending, and the joint investigation remains active and ongoing, the release stated.