$1.5M in heroin seized in Walmart parking lot; 2 arrested

Two people are in custody after about 10 pounds of heroin was seized.
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Two people are in custody after about 10 pounds of heroin was seized.

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

More than 10 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $1.5 million was seized in a Walmart parking lot in Rockdale County, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Two people are in custody after the raid, sheriff’s spokesman Michael Meyers said in a statement.

Deputies, working with the Conyers Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted the operation Wednesday at the retailer’s location in the 1400 block of Dogwood Drive in Conyers, Meyers said.

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Luis Ramirez-Jaramillo, left, and Marco Valdez (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)

Luis Ramirez-Jaramillo, left, and Marco Valdez (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)
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Luis Ramirez-Jaramillo, left, and Marco Valdez (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)

The suspects were identified as Luis Ramirez-Jaramillo and Marco Valdez, Meyers said. They were charged with trafficking heroin and booked into the Rockdale County jail.

Later, officials seized “drug proceeds” during a search of a residence on Fox Chase Court in Conyers, Meyers said.

It was “definitely” the largest heroin bust for sheriff’s officials, Meyers said.

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