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Massive Meth Bust: Over 900 Lbs. Seized Near Atlanta, Street Value $45 Million

Police say 933 lbs. of methamphetamine was found in this Norcross, Ga. home (WGCL)

NORCROSS, Georgia (AP) Police in suburban Atlanta have seized more than 900 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $45 million on the street, which they believe is one of the largest meth seizures in the country.

Gwinnett County police say they raided a house in Norcross Monday afternoon after being told a large amount of meth was being produced there. Investigators confiscated 933 pounds of meth.

Investigators arrested 33-year-old Jose Galvez-Vela of Weslaco, Texas, and charged him with trafficking meth. They are looking for others involved in the operation.

It doesn't appear that anyone was living in the home and it was used strictly as a meth factory, to convert the liquid form of the drug into crystal, say authorities.

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