ALPHARETTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- Alpharetta Police uncovered millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine during a drug bust Wednesday.
Police obtained a search warrant after receiving a tip about possible drug manufacturing at the Collingwood Apartments off of Kimball Bridge Road, according to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon.
A K9 unit detected drugs inside one of the apartments. Investigators discovered about 150 pounds of crystal meth, valued at $5.6 million, hidden inside the box springs of a mattress in the unit, Gordon said. They also found a small meth lab and called in DEA officials to take it apart.
"I appreciate the very good work by our detectives. This was a significant seizure resulting in the removal of a large amount of narcotics from the streets of the Atlanta metro region," Alpharetta Public Safety director Gary George said in a statement.
Gordon said that police have a suspect in this case, but have not publicly identified him beyond saying that he is a Hispanic man. Investigators are now searching for the suspect.