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Report: SWAT Deputies Need Decontamination After Meth Ring Bust

8 came in contact with the drug during the raid in the Norcross area.

Gwinnett County, Ga., police news
Gwinnett County, Ga., police news

Gwinnett County SWAT team members came in contact with methamphetamine and required decontamination during a drug raid Thursday morning.

Several media outlets reported eight members of the team were affected. They were taken to a decontamination tent outside Gwinnett Medical Center.

The AJC, which called the incident a meth lab bust, reported the deputies were assisting the Dept. of Homeland Security in serving a warrant on Omaha Drive near Norcross. The deputies reportedly came in contact with meth when a suspect was taken into custody.

WSB-TV reported the house was allegedly used in a Mexican drug ring, and is connected to the 17 defendants who were indicted by a federal grad jury on Wednesday for importing cocaine, heroin and meth from Mexico to the Atlanta area.

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