Police arrested on man during the bust.
The drugs were seized at 1931 Compton Drive. The retail value is $8.1 million if sold in Atlanta and the wholesale value is about $2 million if headed elsewhere, said Dan Salter, head of the Atlanta office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
He noted that the price of a kilo of meth is currently $11,000 — down from $25,000 several years ago — indicating that the market is awash in the illegal stimulant. Tuesday’s bust indicated that the metro area is now being used for conversion laboratories — and evolving in its role as one the nation’s major distribution centers for the drug trade, Salter said.
“It’s one of the biggest in the United States,” he said. “It certainly is in the top two.”