Photos: See pounds of meth and more seized in busts of two alleged drug gangs

Those of us whose knowledge of meth manufacture pretty much begins and ends with Breaking Bad will get a reality check from the following gritty, grungy, glamour-free photos of drugs, guns and more seized by the Metro Gang Task Force after busting not one but two alleged drug trafficking organizations. Indictments name 54 different people, a number of whom remain at large, and as you'll see, meth was found stuffed into walls, with thousands in cash turning up in the drawer of a crib. A real crib -- like what babies sleep in.

Look below to see the complete gallery, followed by a U.S. Attorneys Office release that outlines the arrests, including suspects still being sought.

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