Cops: 20 pounds of meth found in home near Johns Creek school

Johns Creek authorities arrested a local couple this week after reportedly finding 20 pounds of methamphetamine inside their home — which is located in a school zone.

Johns Creek police spokesman Capt. Chris Byers said members of his department and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant Thursday at the home on the 5100 block of N. Bridges Drive. Byers said the drugs — which had an estimated street value of $260,000 — as well as “items used to manufacture methamphetamine” were found inside the residence.

Hector Valle-Gomez and Mary Jessica Flores were both arrested and charged with a litany of crimes, including: manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within a school zone, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Flores is listed on the home’s lease, police said. The home is located on a residential street that backs up to Taylor Road Middle School.