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Largest heroin bust in Cherokee history at “heroin processing facility”

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Agents wore protective gear at the "heroin processing facility" discovered on Trickum Road.

 

Press Release Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

 

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Agents with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad discovered a "heroin processing facility" at a residence off Trickum Road in Woodstock Thursday afternoon, seizing the largest amount of heroin at one time in Cherokee County history.  Agents were preparing to execute the search warrant at 300 Wauchula Way when a suspect pulled into the cul-de-sac near the home and spotted law enforcement officers. The suspect briefly fled in a vehicle before jumping out of the car and running away on foot. The suspect, Jerome Allen, 26, of Marietta, was located walking on Trickum Road a short time later and taken into custody.

Agents then executed the search warrant at the Wauchula Way home and discovered large quantities of heroin and fentanyl inside the home. Evidence inside the home indicated the primary purpose of the residence was to process narcotics.  Due to the dangers associated with fentanyl, the Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services Hazardous Material Team was called to the scene.

Haz Mat confirmed there was fentanyl inside the home. Agents wearing protective gear collected evidence inside the house, which included approximately 1 pound of heroin mixed with fentanyl, 13 ounces of methamphe

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