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And he was having a Tupperware party with 23 POUNDS of meth …

AUSTELL — An Austell man is charged with possessing 211 pounds of cocaine and 23 pounds of methamphetamine in the attic of his home on Allegiance Avenue off Brookwood Drive in Austell.

According to jail records, Edgar Cruz, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with trafficking more than 28 grams, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a weapon while committing a crime, all felony charges.

Cruz’s arrest warrant states that the cocaine and meth were packaged in ways that indicated drug trafficking.

“(Cruz) did possess approximately 211 pounds of suspected cocaine,” the warrant said. “The suspected cocaine was packaged in numerous kilogram blocks, heavily wrapped and marked with individual numbers, consistent with drug trafficking … (Cruz) did possess approximately 23 pounds of suspected methamphetamine; the suspected methamphetamine was packaged in various Tupperware containers wrapped in cellophane, consistent with drug trafficking.”

The warrant went on to say that police also found a Colt .45-caliber handgun underneath a sofa cushion “readily available for use.”

According to jail records, Cruz was arrested around 6 p.m. Wednesday at Grady Medical Center in Atlanta.

Earlier in the day, a man was shot in an apparent robbery attempt on Allegiance Avenue, Cobb Police Spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said. However, Bowman would neither confirm nor deny if the robbery had anything to do with Cruz’s arrest.

Cruz was booked into Cobb Jail on Thursday and remains there on an ICE hold, according to jail records.

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