A joint effort by middle Georgia law enforcement agencies is helping to crack down on drug trafficking in the middle Georgia area.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office of Macon, Byron Police Department, Warner Robins Police Department, United States Postal Service, and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, all assisted in this investigation that began in mid-August. By early October, eight people were arrested for their involvement in drug trafficking.
"We've taken a lot of guns off the street, a lot of drugs off the street, and a lot of money," says Chief Deputy David Davis, Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
31 pounds of marijuana, 1/2 kilo of cocaine, more than $70,000 in cash, and high-end vehicles were just some of the evidence confiscated in this investigation.
"It was a well organized operation," says Sheriff Jerry Modena, Bibb County.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office identifies Jermaine Tucker as a major player in the drug scene. He faces multiple charges including conspiracy for cocaine and marijuana trafficking. Eboni Nelson faces those same charges.
"These were some major individuals who were bringing drugs into our community, shipping drugs throughout our community, and supplying them to our community," says Bibb County District Attorney, Greg Winters.
Six other people were arrested in this case. Lanika Lewis, Geno Taylor, and Craig Wade are charged with cocaine trafficking. Gary Davis, Michael McInvale, and Billy Swords all face charges of theft by receiving in connection with this operation.
The investigation doesn't end with this round up.
"We haven't got em all, we're still looking, we're still going," says Sheriff Modena.
A grand jury has already indicted Jermaine Tucker and Lanikka Lewis for trafficking cocaine, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information related to this type of crime should contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at (478) 946-7661.