2 arrested on trafficking charges during Cobb meth bust

Clinton Wallace Tucker was taken into federal custody during a traffic stop outside a home on Atlanta Road in Smyrna.

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Clinton Wallace Tucker was taken into federal custody during a traffic stop outside a home on Atlanta Road in Smyrna.

Two men were arrested on methamphetamine trafficking charges in Cobb County on Monday following a raid by Homeland Security Investigations and local law enforcement, authorities said.

Clinton Wallace Tucker, 44, of Clayton, was taken into federal custody during a traffic stop outside a home on Atlanta Road in Smyrna, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

HSI agents and members of the Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna Organized Crime Unit searched the car and home, discovering a “large quantity” of methamphetamine, weapons and cash, sheriff’s office spokesman Glenn Daniel said in a news release.

Tucker was charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, he said.

A second suspect, identified as 38-year-old Omar Vasquez-Moreno, was arrested on trafficking charges as investigators searched his Smyrna home, deputies said.

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Omar Vasquez-Moreno

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Omar Vasquez-Moreno

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

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Omar Vasquez-Moreno

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Police said large amounts of narcotics were found packaged in one-gallon Ziploc bags, but authorities would not say how much meth was seized or what the drugs were worth.

It’s also unclear what prompted the drug investigation into the men.

Vasquez-Moreno was charged with drug trafficking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Cobb County jail records show. He is being held without bond.

Because Tucker was arrested by federal agents, his booking information wasn’t available Thursday.

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