Cobb couple accused of hiding $400K of heroin in child’s bedroom

A Cobb County couple faces drug and reckless conduct charges after police say they kept nearly 8 kilos of heroin in their 2-year-old child’s bedroom.

The drugs are worth $400,000, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Police told the news station the couple, Reyna Velez-Romero and Juan DeJesus Torres, ran the heroin operation out of their Austell home as part of an alleged drug cartel. 

“They were pre-packaged and sealed up,” Cobb County sheriff’s Investigator R. May said at a probable cause hearing Thursday. “There were gallon-sized bags ... there may have been five to eight.”

Authorities set up surveillance of the couple’s home on Veterans Memorial Highway after receiving a cellphone tip, Channel 2 reported. After a week of surveillance, authorities searched the home and found the heroin in the child’s bedroom. 

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The couple is on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold while their child is in state custody, according to Channel 2.  

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