GA: Meth Lab Run By Former Mafia Member Shut Down By Drug Task Force

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A meth lab and a pill press run in a meat processing warehouse was shut down after an investigation into a Forsyth County-based dealer.

CUMMING, GA — A methamphetamine lab and a pill press run in a meat processing warehouse was shut down after an investigation into a Forsyth County-based dealer.

In late 2020, the Johns Creek and Forsyth County Drug Task Force conducted an operation targeting a Forsyth County-based methamphetamine dealer. The information gained from the operation was turned over to the Forsyth County Deputy assigned to the DEA Atlanta Task Force.

The officer was able to identify a methamphetamine source based in DeKalb County. The information obtained identified the man as an excommunicated Russian Mafia member responsible for supplying multiple types of illicit drugs to retail-level drug dealers in Forsyth, DeKalb, Rockdale, and Gwinnett counties, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

The officer found the dealer’s distribution location at a 16,000-square-foot warehouse, and obtained a federal search warrant. During the search of the warehouse, agents found the warehouse contained a meat factory that butchered and distributed multiple types of meat products. In the office area, agents also found a methamphetamine lab and a pill press, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Drugs were located inside the industrial refrigerator that was also stocked with meat and other foods that were to be distributed to legitimate businesses.

Agents seized:

  • 11 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 400 grams of methamphetamine gummy bears
  • 200 oxycodone pills
  • 100 MDMA pills
  • 300 grams of heroin
  • 1 vile of ketamine
  • 50 grams of marijuana
  • $60,000 in cash proceeds
  • Seven fully loaded firearms, including two rifles
  • Money counter
  • Multiple cell phones

Last week, Eduard Bobrik, 45, of Alpharetta, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and has pending federal charges for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was booked into the DeKalb County Jail.

“This is a great example of the importance of our relationships with our state and federal partners,” Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman said. “Drug dealers know no boundaries, and we, likewise, will relentlessly pursue those who endanger our citizens, regardless of where you run to.”

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