David Maldonado Baza was known on the streets as Chucky. He was target No. 1 of more than two dozen suspects swept up in the raids.
Baza was among eight suspects who appeared in court, where an undercover agent testified Chucky was a one-stop supermarket for the most popular illegal drugs.
"Each time I would call Chucky or text Chucky and request a certain amount of narcotics, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, Chucky would direct me to an individual who would then give me the narcotics in exchange for currency,” the agent said.
The operation started in 2013 and involved phone taps, undercover buys, and finally a series of raids.
Many of the others arrested were runners or buyers. Investigators believe when they took Chucky off the streets, they cut off the flow of meth, heroin and cocaine into the county.
“It was crazy because I never thought that would be going on right in front of my house,” Garrett said.
The judge gave some of those suspects bond, but Chucky's hearing was postponed. He remains in the Cobb County Jail.