Law enforcement authorities have intercepted a package containing 4 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine on its way from Mexico to Cornelia.
The package was delivered to the 1000 block of Joe’s Way Drive in Cornelia, according to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office.
“The liquid methamphetamine can be converted to approximately 8 pounds of powder methamphetamine,” the drug enforcement office’s Special Agent in-Charge Mitchell Posey said in a news release.
Eight pounds of methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $358,000.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and the Cornelia Police Department assisted the drug enforcement office in a search Thursday at the Joe’s Way Drive residence.
Deputies arrested Cristian Bustos, 20, of Douglas, and charged him with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. He was taken to the Habersham County Detention Center.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the drug enforcement office said the investigation is still active and further arrests are pending.