Cherokee authorities seize drugs, cash, guns

Cherokee County authorities have arrested eight people and seized guns, cash and drugs after a three-month investigation into a Mexican drug trafficking organization.

Six searches were carried out last week in Cherokee, Fulton and DeKalb counties as part of the investigation.

Authorities seized about five pounds of methamphetamine and about a pound and a half of cocaine, with a street value of about $136,000, as well as seven handguns and $40,000 in cash.

Arrested were Nadeyda Romero-Reynosa, Arazeli Pineda, Arutro Majia, Eduardo Rosales-Tinoco, and Gabriela Salinas Gomez, all of Atlanta. Also arrested were Maria Isabel Guzman-Gariby and Fernando Penalosa-Sanchez of Canton, and Herman Santana of Dunwoody.

All face drug trafficking charges and were being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.