Trio with $750K in cash arrested on drug charges

Three people were in jail Wednesday after deputies say they found three kilos of methamphetamine, cocaine and nearly $750,000 in cash.

After a deputy spotted a car with expired Texas tags, he pulled it over and called for a drug dog, Coweta County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Col. James Yarbrough told Channel 2 Action News.

Ivan Rodriguez-Carranza, 18, and Mayra Alejandro Padron, 26, of Texas, were in that car.

When the drug dog gave deputies reason to search the car Monday morning, they discovered almost a half-million dollars in cash, the news station reported.

Deputies followed evidence to a house on Crawford Circle in Newnan and told Channel 2 they found 31-year-old Victor Delgado Reyes trying to get away with $250,000 in a duffel bag.

As Reyes walked out, he carried a dog under one arm and the bag full of cash under the other, Channel 2 reported.

The sheriff’s dog smelled a meth pipe, which gave deputies reason to search the house. That’s where they said they found three kilos of meth and cocaine.

All three people were charged with drug trafficking and possession of narcotics.

Deputies told Channel 2 the two men are Mexican nationals living in Georgia illegally.

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