A 41-year-old Marietta man is arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Don Juan Johnson was arrested at his home on Lawrence Street in Marietta. He had over 23 thousand prescription drugs, mostly synthetic opioids. Detectives say the drugs were shipped from Germany to Marietta where they were being repackaged and sold here in Georgia and across the nation.
The drugs found at Johnson's home included Tramadol, Soma, Alprazolam and Diazepam.
Chuck Mc Philamy, Public Information Officer with Marietta Police says, "It's unusual in that we have an individual you might say was hiding in plain sight." He said this is , "an average ordinary person in middle America, living in a normal house in a normal subdivision who on the side dealing in a large amount of prescription medication."
The arrest was a joint effort between Mareitta's Crime Interdiction Unit, working with Homeland Security, The United States Postal Inspectors and Custom and Border Protection agents.