According to a joint statement released by Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap and Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) Special Agent J.P. Foster:
A drug investigation resulted in the seizure of 10 pounds of ice methamphetamine and the arrest of five suspects. The meth was seized in the parking lot of a restaurant on Ga. 20 in Cartersville.
The seizure resulted in the arrests of: Ramiro Ochoa-Penaloza, 37; Argelia Pireda Munoz, 24, and Augustin Salgado, 30, all of Norcross; and Iliona Aracell Zeleya-Lopez, 34, and Jose Antonio Gonzalez-Mendez, 44, both of Doraville.
The methamphetamine was valued at $150,000. According Foster the investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Haralson/Paulding County Drug Task force, Polk County Sheriffs Office, GBI Region One (1) Office, The Conasauga Safe Streets Task Force, agents and deputies of the Bartow County Drug Task Force and Sheriffs Office, the Cartersville Police Department., and The Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division.