Police: GA, SC drug bust nabs $2.7M in cocaine - KMSP-TV

Police: GA, SC drug bust nabs $2.7M in cocaine

By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police say a drug investigation in coastal Georgia and South Carolina resulted in a whopping bust with 39 suspects charged and an estimated $2.7 million worth of cocaine seized.

Drug investigators for the Savannah-Chatham County Counter Narcotics Team announced the arrests and drug seizures Monday. They say they worked on the case for nearly two years along with authorities in neighboring Beaufort County, S.C., and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

The investigation targeted three drug rings operating in the Savannah area and in South Carolina.

Most of the cocaine, totaling roughly 50 pounds, was seized during a traffic stop July 3 in Laurens County. Police say they intercepted two drug dealers on Interstate 16 as they were driving the cocaine to Savannah.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices