- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they have busted a meth lab located across the street from a DeKalb County elementary school.

Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chuvalo Truesdell tells local media that DEA agents recently set up surveillance on a home in Stone Mountain after learning that someone was cooking meth inside. The house in near Pine Ridge Elementary School.

The Georgia State Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle outside the house and discovered more than 13 pounds of meth.

Truesdell says agents obtained a search warrant for the home and discovered a large meth laboratory inside, as well as more than $13 million in drugs and cash.

Authorities arrested 23-year-old Pedro Suarez-Rangel and 28-year-old Juan Perez-Garcia on numerous charges, including distributing or possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

It’s unclear if Suarez-Rangel or Perez-Garcia have attorneys.

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