Mexican drug cartels spread roots into Atlanta

By Dahleen Glanton
Orlando Sentinel

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ATLANTA — On the outside, the modest three-bedroom brick-sided home on Village Green Court in Lilburn looked no different than many other houses in the middle-class suburban neighborhood.

But when police were called to the rented house in one of Gwinnett County's oldest communities last month, they found a scene that has become familiar in the Atlanta area since Mexican drug cartels began setting up shop in well-established communities, in the midst of unsuspecting neighbors.

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