Sheriff: 18 arrested in metro Atlanta meth ring bust

A methamphetamine drug ring was busted in Douglas County when deputies arrested 18 people.

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A methamphetamine drug ring was busted in Douglas County when deputies arrested 18 people.

A months-long investigation led to the dismantling of a methamphetamine trafficking ring in metro Atlanta, officials say.

Eighteen people were arrested during raids conducted last week, Douglas County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jesse Hambrick said in a news release.

Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified in February the drug trafficking organization, which originated in Douglas County and spanned Cobb and Fulton counties and the city of Atlanta, Hambrick said.

The alleged traffickers distributed more than 50 pounds of meth across the West Georgia region, Hambrick added.

More arrests are expected and the investigation continues.

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