Police looking for robbery suspect find drug dealers - CBS46 News

Police looking for robbery suspect find drug dealers

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Acting on a tip from the Crime Stoppers hotline, DeKalb County and Atlanta police swarmed a home on Norwood Drive Friday looking for Artavius Marcellus Brown.  Brown is suspected of robbing 21 Dollar Stores since September.

Police didn't find their fugitive, but they did find more than a 100 grams of cocaine, plus marijuana and guns.

DeKalb police spokesman Adrion Bell said they arrested three men, two of which were found hiding in a crawl space trying to bury the drugs.

One of the men told police he knew the getaway driver in the store robberies.

Raphael Rainey, the accused driver, was arrested Thursday by Fugitive Squad members at the intersection of Boulevard Drive and East Ponce de Leon Avenue. He has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with other charges pending.  

The search for the serial robber continues.

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