On May 31st the Vice unit concluded a two week investigation into the Metro Mart located at 1919 Metropolitan Parkway in Zone 3. Complaints were received that counterfeit merchandise was being sold there along with marijuana. A search warrant was obtained for the location, including 17 individual booths. Vice, License and Permits and APEX K-9 entered the location and secured all 17 booths. Inside the booths, over $2,453,737 worth of conterfeit merchandise, four pounds of suspected marijuana recovered by APEX K9 officers along with two handguns and $3,634 was seized. Eight suspects were arrested on felony arrest warrants and transported to Fulton County Jail. A sample of the counterfeit merchandise was turned into APD property along with the suspected marijuana, handguns and cash. All of the remaining counterfeit merchandise was inventoried and seized by a Security Group (their largest seizure as a company).  For more information read the AJC article at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/24m-in-counterfeit-items-4-pounds-of-pot-seized/nYBBf/

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