Homeland security finds 35 pounds of meth in Norcross apartment

Federal officials found nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine after making a traffic stop and raiding an apartment Tuesday in Gwinnett County.

Bryan Cox, with the Department of Homeland Security, told Channel 2 Action News the bust at the Las Colinas apartment complex in Norcross may be tied to a larger drug operation.

Sanjuana Rendon and Jesus Sosa Perez (Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

A woman bought drugs from the apartment and officers conducted a traffic stop, Cox said.

Sanjuana Rendon had more than 3 pounds of meth in her car when she was stopped and arrested at a QuikTrip on Brook Hollow Parkway, according to a warrant.

Inside the Norcross apartment, officials found another 35 pounds of meth, cash and guns. Jesus Sosa Perez, 46, and his 18-year-old son, Jesus Cabrera, were arrested.

All three people face drug trafficking charges, but Cox couldn’t immediately say how their local operation may be tied to a cartel across the border, Channel 2 reported. 

“At initial glance it looks like this is a part of a larger organization,” Cox said. 

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

In other news:

Teen Found Alive 11 Days After Disappearing From Great Smoky Mountains National Park