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Five arrested in major drug bust

It's being called one of the biggest, if not the biggest, drug bust ever in Georgetown.

Georgetown Police say they found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, and more than 300 pounds of marijuana, centered around a home on Starting Gate Point, off Pavilion Drive.

Five people were also arrested.

Our cameras were there as officers confiscated the money and drugs Tuesday night.

Police set up surveillance in the area after getting a tip.

Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police say three vehicles left the home.

Police attempted to pull them over, but one of them wouldn't stop.

Police say the driver of that car, 19-year-old Joaquin Diaz-Verdin, of Lexington, eventually stopped.

Police found hundreds of pounds of marijuana in his car. In one of the other cars they found bags of cash, which they are still counting.

Police say federal authorities may get involved in the case to help determine where the money and drugs came from, and where they were going.

Along with Diaz-Verdin, police also arrested 30-year-old Raul R. Rodriguez, of Georgetown, 37-year-old Luis O. Rodriguez, of Georgetown, 31-year-old Gilberto Rodriguez, of Georgetown, and 33-year-old Julio C. Robles, of Lexington.

All five men are charged with trafficking marijuana, and Diaz-Verdin is also charged with fleeing and evading.

Police say more warrants and charges are possible in the case.


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