ATLANTA (AP) — Fifteen people were arrested and accused of participating in a north Georgia methamphetamine trafficking ring that officials say distributed $3.5 million worth of drugs over a five-month period.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were involved in the bust, which involved 10 search warrants and more than a dozen arrest warrants across multiple counties Friday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that crystal meth and marijuana worth an estimated $155,000, along with $13,000 in cash, firearms and numerous vehicles were seized.
Officials say those arrested face multiple charges under federal racketeering laws. One of the men arrested also faces several traffic-related charges after the Georgia State Patrol says he tried to flee and led officers on a brief chase.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com