Gwinnett seizes 500 pounds of Marijuana, valued at $1.2 Million
Posted by Sagar Satapathy on February 04, 2016.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force busted a major marijuana racket and seized 500 pounds of pot, valued at $1.2 million. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon. A truck carried all 500 pounds of marijuana. The investigators acted swiftly on a tip-off about a suspicious vehicle driving in the Lawrenceville area. They spotted the U-Haul truck near the intersection of Ga. Highway 316 and Cedars Road and raided it.
The investigators searched the vehicle and found 427 packages of marijuana, totaling 504 pounds.
Driver of the truck, 46-year-old Mark Anthony Spaziano, along with the passenger, 48-year-old John Anthony Edney, were arrested. They have been charged with trafficking marijuana. They were put in the Gwinnett County Jail.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force includes deputies from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Duluth and Suwanee Police Departments. It was formed in 2012 to investigate drug and vice complaints within the city limits of Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Duluth and Suwanee.