Sheriff's deputies seize over 2,000 pounds of marijuana

FOX 5 News (WAGA) -- Rockdale County Sheriff’s department in Georgia conducted a multi-month drug investigation that resulted in the seizure of over 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

Rockdale County Sheriff officials along with Conyers Police say they became suspicious of illegal drug activity at a warehouse on Old Covington Road.

Deputies conducted surveillance on the warehouse for several months and on the morning of Thursday, July 2, 2015, investigators noticed a lot of activity at the warehouse and suspected that a shipment of drugs had just been delivered.

A work van arrived at the warehouse and then left. A uniformed deputy then spotted the van run off the roadway and performed a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop, RCSO K-9 Storm located narcotics inside the van and deputies discovered 47 wrapped bundles of marijuana.

"Our canine hit on the vehicle a search began during that search we located about 47 bundles," said Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett.

Investigators searched the warehouse, where an additional 37 wrapped bundles of marijuana were found.

Rockdale County Sheriff officials say 84 wrapped bundles of marijuana were seized from the van and the warehouse. The final weight of the marijuana came out to 2,074 pounds.

"I-20 is one of the main roads that drug dealers love to use. I definitely believe this was just a stopping point, a storage location," said Sheriff Levett.

Oscar Cobian, Giovanny Galvez-Fajardo and Jessie Lionel Suazo were arrested and charged with trafficking.

All three are being held in the Rockdale County Jail without bond.

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