'Operation Breaking Bad' ends in numerous arrests and seizures of arms and drugs

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A yearlong investigation by the Gwinnett County Gang Task Force and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) titled 'Operation Breaking Bad' concluded with 34 felony arrest warrants issued for 25 suspects.

Twenty-one suspects had charges stemming from Gwinnett County cases and the remaining four suspects had cases coming out of other counties

The investigation targeted numerous gang members and drug dealers selling both narcotics and weapons throughout Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta. 

During the operation, Numerous firearms were seized, as well as 1400 grams of methamphetamine and 90 grams of heroin.

“This operation shows the vital impact that law enforcement on the federal, state, and local level can have when we work together to make our communities safer places to live," said Gwinnett County Police Chief Butch Ayers.

Police say they are still searching for several suspects wanted in connection with this investigation.

Guns Seized

Stephanie Goicochea-Hoover

Trafficking in Methamphetamine X2

Olivia Goicochea

Trafficking in Methamphetamine | Hold For Immigration

Gabriel Galvan

Violation of Probation

Amador Gaitan

VGCSA of Controlled Substance X7, Trafficking in Methamphetamine X2, Less than an oz of Marijuana, violation of probation, possession of a weapon during a crime x2, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon x4

Ruben Almaguer

Murder

Atahualpa Ruiz-Davalos

Battery, Terroristic threats, Cruelty to children 3rd degree x2, Interference with a call for emergency assistance, obstruction of law enforcement officer x2, criminal damage to property 2nd degree, Hold for immigratiom

Esmeralda Hernandez Carrillo

Trafficking in Methamphetamine

Mario Hernendez

Less than an oz of marijuana

Jose Hernandez

Trafficking in Methamphetamine x2, VGCSA of controlled susbtance, less than an oz of marijuana, obtaining dangerous drugs by fraus x2, obstruction of law enforcement officer, driving while license suspended, hold for other agency, failure to appear

Jonathan Gomez

Aggravated Assault

Mark Douglas Mott

Violation of probabtion x3

Amanda Miranda

Less than an oz of marijuana

Angel Rodriguez Orellana

Trafficking Methanphetamine x2

Wilfredo Otero

Trafficking Methamphetamine

Eliceo Rodriguez-Orellana

Obstruction of law enforcement officers, False statements

Johnsie Sanchez

Possession and use of drug related paraphernalia, less than an oz of marijuana

Charles Swanson

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Edilberto Vazquez-Godoy

Trafficking Methamphetamine, hold for other agency

Manuel Fernandez

Trafficking in Methamphetamine x3, possession of a weapon during a crime x2

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