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ATLANTA (CBS46) – Atlanta police said they conducted the largest methamphetamine raid in the city’s history Wednesday night.

Authorities executed two search warrants at the same time for locations in the 2300 block of Nelms Drive SW, according to a spokesperson with Atlanta police.7258993_G

The spokesperson said a fully operational meth lab was found at one location, while a “substantial amount of methamphetamine in various stages of production” was discovered at the other location.“Through focused investigations and hours of hard work by law enforcement, we were able to disrupt a major meth operation that will prevent dangerous drugs from reaching our communities,” said Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigations Darryl Tolleson.

According to police, 41 lbs. of crystal methamphetamine and 50 gallons of liquid meth were found with a total street value of $10.8 million.

Police say that converting 50 gallons of liquid meth would produce about 250 lbs. of crystal meth.

More than $35,000 in cash, a gun and three vehicles were also recovered in the bust.

Armando Ayala was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail.

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