OAKWOOD, Georgia — Authorities seized a stunning $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin in a raid of a Georgia middle school teacher’s home.
Teacher Karla Alvarez and two others face drug trafficking and weapons charges following the raid on Thursday, the Hall County Sheriff’s office said.
“I’ve worked drugs and gangs for a long time and it was one of the larger cocaine seizures I’ve ever seen,” Hall County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Ware said, according to WAGA-TV.
Alvarez, 28, has taught at the Chestatee Middle School Academy since 2015 and is also a coach of the girl’s soccer team. Also arrested was 24-year-old Monica Pascual Brito. Her brother, Ricardo Pascual Brito, 25, was being sought.
Police say they received a tip that a “substantial” amount of drugs were being kept in the house and when they executed a search warrant, they discovered 61 kilograms of cocaine, a kilo of hero and two semi-automatic assault rifles.
Investigators estimated the drug stash to be worth $6.2 million.
Neighbors say the size of the drug haul has left them stunned.
“If it was $6,000, anybody might expect that,” Tom Wolf told the Gainesville Times. “But $6 million, who expects that?”