Galax man arrested with 10 pounds of meth

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By April Wright, Reporter

A Galax man, along with five others, was arrested in East Tennessee after authorities found 10 pounds of meth, valued at $448,000, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Mendoza Ventura Placido, 29, of Galax was arrested last Friday, along with: Guadalupe Granado, 35, of Newport, Tenn.; Marcos Antonio Rivera, 33, and Abel Martinez Tavera, 37, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Elias Mazariegos Perez, 30, of Morristown, Tenn.

The investigation began in March shortly after the conclusion of a large 2009 drug investigation.

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