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Drugs Worth Nearly $200K Found

Some were found in East Cobb. The rest were found in Marietta.

An East Cobb woman and an Atlanta man face multiple drug trafficking charges after agents found nearly $200,000 worth of drugs in East Cobb and Marietta.

During a traffic stop at Interstate 75 South and Windy Hill Road just before 11:30 p.m. June 5, about 257.2 grams of suspected cocaine was found in a vehicle driven by Dwayne Martinez Williams of Atlanta, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

The suspected cocaine and a gun were located following a K9 alert on the vehicle, records show.

Agents with the Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna (MCS) Narcotics & Intelligence Unit executed two search warrants the next day at Paula Nieto Arguelles' East Cobb apartment complex and a Marietta mobile home used to "stash" the narcotics, according to Arguelles' warrant.

"The connection between the two is that Williams was seen leaving from the stash house where he had met with Arguelles," Cobb Chief Deputy Sheriff Milton Beck told Patch.

At the mobile home in the 1100 block of Hagood Circle, agents said they located 285.7 grams of suspected heroin, 785.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 477.3 grams of suspected cocaine and 59 grams of suspected marijuana.

At Arguelles' apartment in the 510 block of Gresham Park Drive, authorities said they found about 55.8 grams of suspected heroin, 82 grams of suspected cocaine and 9.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine in her bedroom.

Arguelles, 34, was arrested on charges that include two counts of trafficking more than 28 grams of cocaine, two counts of trafficking heroin, one count of trafficking methamphetamine, one count of marijuana possession and one count of methamphetamine possession. Williams, 37, was arrested on charges that include cocaine trafficking, firearm posession and failure to maintain lane.

Both are in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Drug Approximate value Cocaine $81,600 Heroin $68,000 Methamphetamine $48,700 Marijuana $590 Total $198,890

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