Duo gets prison after cops find drugs, shotguns, AK-47 in Cobb home

Mugshots of Kyle Nixon (left) and Eric Gamez
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Mugshots of Kyle Nixon (left) and Eric Gamez

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

A Marietta duo has been sentenced after law enforcement found them in a house with more than a pound of drugs and nearly 20 guns.

Kyle Nixon, 26, and Eric Gamez, 27, both previously pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and gun charges, Cobb County prosecutors said Monday.

Agents found them inside Nixon’s house on Sanford Drive, cutting and packaging more than 400 grams of cocaine and 300 grams of heroin for sale, according to a news release from the Cobb district attorney’s office.

Law enforcement searched the house on a warrant on April 6, 2016, and found $13,000 in cash along with the firearms, including an AK-47, prosecutors said.

A warrant from the time said authorities found 11 assorted shotguns and rifles in an attic along with six handguns.

Nixon was sentenced to eight years in prison; Gamez got nine years and nine months of prison time. Both men will have five years of supervised release after their prison stints.

A Cobb organized crime task force along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.

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Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports.