Two men are in custody after Cobb County police made a significant drug bust last week during a search of an East Cobb home.
Cobb police found more than 70 pounds of cocaine Friday inside a home and car in the 4100 block of Lower Roswell Road in Marietta.
According to an arrest warrant, Cobb K-9 unit officers and Drug Enforcement Agency officials conducted what’s known as a “knock and talk” around 10:48 a.m. May 31. One of the men police arrested, identified as Carlos Arturo Villega Silva, answered the door and provided a rental agreement indicating he was the lawful tenant of the home.
After conducting an investigation, officers obtained a search warrant and found 60 pounds of cocaine inside the master bedroom and 11 more pounds of the drug inside a passenger vehicle. Cobb cops also found cash, a money counter, digital scale, a handgun and packaging materials.
Silva allegedly told police the drugs in the home “were under his control,” according to an arrest warrant narrative.
Silva, 22, was charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He also has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold and remains at the Cobb County Jail.
Another man inside the home, Jorge Salvador Pineda, 30, was charged with providing a false name and date of birth. He also has an ICE hold and remains at the Cobb jail.
Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said the arrests were part of an ongoing federal investigation, so the agency won’t provide any more comments on the case.
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