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Cops: Cobb parents had $400K of heroin in home with 2-year-old girl

Two parents were arrested after police raided an Austell home and allegedly found eight kilograms of heroin within reach of their 2-year-old daughter.

Juan DeJesus, 32, and Reyna Romero, 28, remained in Cobb County jail Friday a week after the raid, jail records showed.

The 17½ pounds of heroin has a street value of $400,000, according to a Cobb sheriff’s office news release. The pair face charges of trafficking heroin and reckless conduct.


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This is some of the heroin the Cobb County Sheriff's Office and federal authorities say they found at an Austell home on June 29, 2018.

Authorities from the Cobb sheriff’s office SWAT team and the Department of Homeland Security searched the Veterans Memorial Highway home on June 29, according to the news release.

The heroin was found on the floor of a spare bedroom where the door was open, according to a warrant, and could have been easily accessed by the toddler.


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Investigators said the girl is with the Department of Family and Children Services.

DeJesus and Romero are being held without bond, jail records show.


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