Atlanta Drug Bust May Be The Largest In Georgia's History


An Atlanta drug bust has ended with the seizure of what authorities say was a "massive" quantity of heroin and other drugs on July 27.

Federal agents uncovered ledgers from a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization connected to 46-year-old Atlanta resident Antonio DaShawn Daniels, also known as "Freckleface Shawn."

They searched Daniels Atlanta apartment where agents found around 28 kilograms of heroin, 6 kilograms of cocaine, 8 kilograms of marijuana, more than $1 million in cash, 41 firearms, and multiple objects connected to drug trafficking. They also searched another house in Atlanta owed by Daniels and found 142 kilograms of heroin and 4 kilograms of cocaine.

Altogether, officials seized 170 kilograms of heroin, 10 kilograms of cocaine, 8 kilograms of marijuana, over $1 million in cash, and 41 firearms. Daniels is now in custody indicted on federal charges, including intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to CNN

An Atlanta man has been indicted on federal charges related to the largest heroin bust in Georgia's history, according to officials.

Antonio DeShawn Daniels, also known as "Freckleface Shawn," was arrested on July 27 after federal authorities executed search warrants on multiple locations in Atlanta where he was known to distribute drugs, according to the US Attorney's Office of North District of Georgia.
In total, authorities said they seized 170 kilograms of heroin, 10 kilograms of cocaine, eight kilograms of marijuana, more than $1 million in cash, and 41 firearms.
"That's a ridiculous amount of heroin. I was stunned," Robert J. Murphy, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Atlanta Field Division, said at a news conference on Wednesday.
"Several kilos would be a big seizure in the past," he added. "I never in my entire 30-plus years of law enforcement would have ever expected to see this much heroin seized here in Atlanta."
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