(from left to right) Fernando Rodriquez, Javier Leonardo Rodriguez-Buitrago and Jesus Ruben Rosillo. (Credit: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

Three men charged in $3 million cocaine seizure in Cobb County

Three men have been arrested and charged in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is calling a major cocaine bust in Cobb County.

Agents found 100 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $3 million, inside a tractor-trailer they had been watching on June 25, the GBI said Thursday.

“It’s a pretty significant seizure,” GBI special agent in charge Joe Chesnut said. “We don’t see this very often.”

Large heroin and methamphetamine busts are more common now than cocaine, he said.

The GBI learned the tractor-trailer containing the narcotics was located off Delk Road, according to an emailed statement. Agents watched the men, identified as Fernando Rodriquez, 39, of Gary, Ind., Javier Leonardo Rodriguez-Buitrago, 24, of Dacula, and Jesus Ruben Rosillo, 50, of McAllen, Texas, in and around the truck, the GBI said.

At some point, the men left the area where the tractor-trailer was parked, according to the statement. Georgia State troopers stopped the men and Rodriguez and Rodriguez-Buitrago were arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Agents later obtained a search warrant and found a hidden compartment in the truck with what was determined to be cocaine inside.

Rodriguez and Rosillo were charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana less than one ounce. Rodriguez-Buitrago was charged with conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

All three men were being held Thursday in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

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